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Electrician salary in United States

How much does an Electrician make in the United States?

Average base salary


Most common benefits

$8,625per year
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The average salary for a electrician is $26.25 per hour in the United States and $8,625 overtime per year.32.1k salaries reported, updated at June 21, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Electricians in United States

  1. Mister Sparky
    96 reviews111 salaries reported
    $56.05per hour
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Highest paying cities for Electricians in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $29.26 per hour
    105 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $28.52 per hour
    238 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $27.79 per hour
    106 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $25.33 per hour
    186 salaries reported
  2. Norfolk, VA
    $24.09 per hour
    118 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $23.55 per hour
    288 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $23.07 per hour
    225 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $22.13 per hour
    240 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $21.87 per hour
    199 salaries reported
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Where can an Electrician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Electricians

Most recommended license

Electrical License

earn +19.31% more

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 4.53% since 2018. Electricians with this license earn +19.31% more than the average base salary, which is $26.25 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20103increase by 3
20113decrease by 0.00%
20125329increase by 177533.33%
201318302increase by 243.44%
201426166increase by 42.97%
201516892decrease by 35.44%
201620977increase by 24.18%
201717515decrease by 16.50%
201819203increase by 9.64%
201918334decrease by 4.53%

Top companies hiring Electricians on Indeed

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
UCLA Health
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles Unified School District
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Top skills
Top certifications
MSHA Certification

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
3 jobs3
5 jobs5
20 jobs27
27 jobs35
593 jobs1,006
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Most common benefits for Electricians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Company truck
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Fuel card
  • Fuel discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 9,287 ratings

60% of Electricians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Industrial Electrician

9,531 job openings

Average $27.58 per hour

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