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Electrician salary in United States

How much does an Electrician make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $26.77
Low $17.28
High $41.47
$9,438per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a electrician is $26.77 per hour in the United States and $9,438 overtime per year.25.4k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 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. Boston Solar
    13 reviews5 salaries reported
    $54.32per hour
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Highest paying cities for Electricians near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $31.93 per hour
    84 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $30.71 per hour
    138 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $25.75 per hour
    255 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $25.47 per hour
    127 salaries reported
  2. Norfolk, VA
    $24.40 per hour
    113 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $24.30 per hour
    155 salaries reported
  1. Jacksonville, FL
    $23.28 per hour
    202 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $22.33 per hour
    150 salaries reported
  3. Baton Rouge, LA
    $21.82 per hour
    30 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 skill

High Voltage(earn +27.57% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 44.11% since 2018. Electricians with this skill earn +27.57% more than the average base salary, which is $26.77 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012236increase by 236
2013659increase by 179.24%
20141186increase by 79.97%
2015672decrease by 43.34%
2016612decrease by 8.93%
2017600decrease by 1.96%
2018739increase by 23.17%
2019413decrease by 44.11%

Top companies hiring Electricians with the recommended skill

Zachry Group
University Of Washington
Marathon Petroleum
Barrick Gold Corporation
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Top certifications
MSHA Certification
Top licenses
Electrical License

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?

Journeyperson Electrician

190 job openings

Average $61,802 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Electrician

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