How Much do Electricians Make?

Do electricians make a lot of money? What is the average pay for electricians?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, electricians in the United States earn an average of $60,370 a year, equivalent to $29.02 an hour. Electricians make 13% more than the average American worker.

Electricians in New York are the best paid, making $79,480 a year, while electricians in Arkansas make the least at $44,180.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Electrician Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $46.43 $96,580
75th $35.55 $73,940
50th $27.01 $56,180
25th $20.28 $42,180
10th $16.06 $33,410
Electrician Wages by State

In what states do electricians make the most? In what states do electricians make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $22.83 $47,490
Alaska $36.23 $75,350
Arizona $23.73 $49,350
Arkansas $21.24 $44,180
California $33.87 $70,460
Colorado $26.47 $55,050
Connecticut $30.56 $63,560
Delaware $28.11 $58,460
Florida $21.98 $45,720
Georgia $24.72 $51,430
Hawaii $37.27 $77,530
Idaho $24.70 $51,380
Illinois $37.88 $78,790
Indiana $28.43 $59,130
Iowa $26.95 $56,050
Kansas $26.32 $54,750
Kentucky $25.69 $53,440
Louisiana $25.07 $52,140
Maine $26.08 $54,240
Maryland $28.21 $58,680
Massachusetts $34.19 $71,110
Michigan $30.04 $62,480
Minnesota $32.99 $68,620
Mississippi $23.46 $48,790
Missouri $29.10 $60,530
Montana $28.99 $60,290
Nebraska $25.42 $52,860
Nevada $31.20 $64,890
New Hampshire $26.81 $55,770
New Jersey $35.30 $73,430
New Mexico $24.26 $50,460
New York $38.21 $79,480
North Carolina $21.85 $45,460
North Dakota $31.07 $64,620
Ohio $25.74 $53,540
Oklahoma $24.98 $51,950
Oregon $36.02 $74,920
Pennsylvania $32.88 $68,390
Rhode Island $27.76 $57,740
South Carolina $22.56 $46,920
South Dakota $22.37 $46,540
Tennessee $24.25 $50,440
Texas $25.11 $52,230
Utah $24.72 $51,410
Vermont $25.51 $53,060
Virginia $26.29 $54,690
Washington $34.21 $71,160
West Virginia $26.52 $55,150
Wisconsin $29.44 $61,220
Wyoming $28.88 $60,070
Metro Areas Where Electricians Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Francisco, CA $48.27 $100,400
Trenton, NJ $40.84 $84,950
Mount Vernon, WA $40.77 $84,810
Lewiston, ID $40.34 $83,910
New York, NY $39.73 $82,640
Chicago, IL $39.10 $81,320
Kankakee, IL $38.88 $80,870
Rockford, IL $38.20 $79,470
Champaign, IL $38.01 $79,050
Carbondale, IL $37.96 $78,970
Electrician Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $29.02 $60,370
2018 $28.46 $59,190
2017 $27.84 $57,910
2016 $27.24 $56,650
2015 $26.73 $55,590
2014 $26.21 $54,520
2013 $25.75 $53,560
2012 $25.50 $53,030
2011 $25.44 $52,910