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How much do Electricians earn in the United States?





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The average salary for an electrician is $45,920


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2,984 salaries reported. Updated 24 September 2021

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How much does an Electrician make?

In the United States, the average pay for an electrician as of September 2021 is approximately $56,667 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $29.06 per hour and $4,722 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Electrician Salaries

DirectlyApply has seen electrician salaries ranging from a high of $80,000 per year to a low of $35,100 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of electricians currently sit between $46,367 per year and $72,000 per year.

To be considered a top earning electrician you would be expected to be making in excess of $80,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $46,367 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an electrician can vary significantly (by as much as $33,634 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

How does Electrician pay compare across the United States?


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