What Are The Training Requirements for Electricians?

Electricians need a high school diploma or equivalent and apprenticeship.

Degrees for Electricians
Typical education of Electricians
Percent
Less than High School 7.5
High School 37.7
Some College 31.5
Associates Degree 15.5
Bachelors Degree 6.6
Masters Degree 0.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

What Is the Employment Outlook for Electricians?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 85,000 more electricians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 181,000 more.

This career includes 628,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Electricians Make?

On average, electricians make $27.24 per hour or $56,650 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Electricians?

Hourly income for Electricians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electricians $15.29 $19.02 $25.35 $33.49 $43.47
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Electricians?

Annual salary for Electricians in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Electricians $31,800 $39,570 $52,720 $69,670 $90,420
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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