Electricians

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Total Workforce

810k

Average Age

40.9

Estimated Job Growth

8.94%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$52,729

Average Male Salary

$52,816

Average Female Salary

$49,094

About

Electricians are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Electricians was $52,729 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electricians by wage are Biological technicians, Brokerage clerks, and Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics.

Electricians are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Electricians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Electricians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Electricians, by average wage, is Glass & glass product manufacturing. Electricians are paid most in Central Nebraska PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in Glades & Western Communities PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,729

AVERAGE SALARY

± $908

In 2017, Electricians earned an average of $52,729, $664 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics make somewhat more than Electricians while Biological technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Electricians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.314

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Electricians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.314, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Electricians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Electricians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Electricians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Electricians, by number of employees, are Construction, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electricians, by average wage, are Glass & glass product manufacturing, Motion pictures & video industries, and Beverage manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

810k

2017 Workforce

± 22,034

8.25%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.63%

The number of people employed as Electricians has been growing at a rate of 8.25%, from 748,106 people in 2016 to 809,853 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Electricians employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Electricians at  68.2%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 5.44% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 1.56%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Electricians in the US. The average age of male Electricians in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Electricians is 40.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electricians is White.

Gender Composition

791k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 21,777

18.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,373

97.7% of Electricians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Electricians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Electricians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

81.1% of Electricians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.61% of Electricians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Electricians.

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Age by Gender

40.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.358

40.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.34

The median age of Electricians is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 0.737 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Electricians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Electricians is Engineering but a relatively high number of Electricians hold a major in Construction.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Electricians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electricians need many skills, but most especially Troubleshooting, Repairing, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Electricians need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Electricians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Electricians are expected to see a growth of 8.94% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.94%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Electricians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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