Electrician Salary in the US

$22.96
per hour
per year
$47,800
per year
per hour

Electrician - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for an Electrician is $22.96 per hour ($47,800 per year), which is $5,690 (-11%) lower than the average salary in the US.
An Electrician can expect an average starting pay of $15.20. The highest pay rates can exceed $44.
$15.20
Low
$22.96
Average salary
$44
High
$31,600
Low
$47,800
Average salary
$91,500
High

Electrician Salary Range

Low
$15.20
Average salary
$22.96
Experienced
$28.19
High
$44
Low
$31,600
Average salary
$47,800
Experienced
$58,600
High
$91,500
Among Electricians in the US, Apprentice Electricians, Residential Electricians and Commercial Electricians tend to have the lowest wages, while unionized workers like Industrial Electricians, experienced Journeymen Electricians and Master Electricians enjoy the highest salaries.

Electrician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Master Electrician$29.40/hour
+28% 
Journeyman Electrician$27.60/hour
+20% 
Industrial Electrician$25/hour
+9% 
Electrical Technician$23.40/hour
+2% 
Commercial Electrician$22.70/hour
 -1%
Residential Electrician$21.10/hour
 -8%
Electrician Helper$16.10/hour
 -30%

Electrician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Electrician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $35,000 per year. A mid career Electrician with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $42,000, while an experienced Electrician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $58,000. Electricians with more than 20 years of experience earn $70,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Electrician

Late Career▲ +46%
Experienced▲ +21%
Average Salary$47,800/year
Mid Career▼ -12%
Entry Level▼ -27%

Gender Breakdown

Female
5%
Male
95%

Electrician - Jobs by Location

Electrician - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Electrician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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