Information About Electricians

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Training

Electricians need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Electricians
Training for Electricians
Percent
Less than High School 9.0
High School 40.1
Some College 30.4
Associates Degree 12.9
Bachelors Degree 6.4
Masters Degree 0.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment

Represents about 694,000 people in the United States- 9.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 83,000 more electricians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 250,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, electricians make $25.44 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electricians $14.60 $18.00 $23.70 $31.30 $39.70
Construction and extraction occupations $11.00 $14.20 $19.10 $26.90 $35.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, electricians make $52,910 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electricians $30,390 $37,570 $49,320 $65,260 $82,680
Construction and extraction occupations $23,050 $29,720 $39,820 $56,130 $73,530
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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