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Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and the various components that electricity flows through. Connecting wires to transformers, circuit breakers, outlets and other components is often part of the job. For safety reasons, electricians adhere to the standards set by the National Electrical Code and also local building codes. After installations have been completed they use equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, ammeters and oscilloscopes to test connections and to check the compatibility of components.

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Electrician Schools

To learn about the various tools of the trade and important safety measures, electricians must complete training through a vocational school or apprenticeship program. The following five schools and organizations offer electrician training that combines classroom and hands-on learning experience:

  • Everest College: This college offers flexible class schedules, so that electricians can get the hands-on instruction that they need while continuing to work.
  • Lincoln Tech: Electrical students at Lincoln Tech's locations around the country are trained in the installation and service of residential, commercial, and industrial systems.
  • Penn Foster Career School: This online school offers a career diploma program that prepares students for jobs as residential electricians.
  • The San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee: This collaboration between the San Francisco Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union #6 trains electricians with the necessary skills to work in the electrical industry.
  • Southern California Institute of Technology: This school's general electrician program offers electrical training for those wishing to register with the State of California as an electrician trainee, and provides the skills for entry-level employment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Electrician Education Requirements

Most electricians learn through apprenticeship programs which blend classroom learning with on-the-job training. Apprenticeship programs are offered by combined training organizations consisting of local unions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and local chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Also, the local chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association and the Associated Builders and Contractors provide apprenticeship programs. Electrical contracting companies also offer apprenticeships.

The training programs usually take four years to complete. Typically, the trainees perform 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and have at least 144 hours of classroom learning. While training on the job, apprentices work under the guidance of experienced electricians. Those that complete the apprenticeship programs are eligible to perform maintenance and construction work. Some workers gain entry into apprenticeship programs by beginning as assistants who perform non-electrical work. Apprentices are required to have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

Some people begin their classroom learning before acquiring an apprenticeship. Many vocational schools provide electrician training programs. Mathematics courses offered in training programs are helpful since solving mathematical problems is often part of the occupation.

Most states and localities require electricians to be licensed. The licensing requirements vary by state, however, electricians typically have to pass an examination which includes the National Electrical Code and also includes electrical theory and local electrical and building codes. In addition, electrical contractors who provide services to the public typically are required to obtain a special license. Some states require electrical contractors to be certified as master electricians.

Electrician Training and Certification

The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, an apprenticeship and training organization for the electrical industry, breaks down electrician training programs into four different categories:

  • Outside linemen - These electrical workers install and maintain power transmission lines that transmit power from power plants to factories, businesses, and residential communities. A great deal of the electrician training program for outside lineman should focus on maintaining transformers, stringing power lines and power transmission.
  • Inside wiremen - These electricians install power, lighting, control systems and all other electrical equipment for commercial and industrial buildings. Apprentices in these programs learn the basics of power installation and requirements for lighting and control systems. However, this field encompasses many different electrical roles.
  • VDV installer technicians - Also known as voice, data and video installers, these electricians install the circuits for telephone systems, computer networks, video systems and security and access control systems. Training as an installer technician can consist of learning one or more voice, data or video system.
  • Residential wiremen - These electricians run the wires that power new houses and apartment buildings. From pulling wire to installing light fixtures, their job is to provide seamless power distribution throughout a home.

    Although each field shares many common practices, skills and knowledge, the requirements to become a journeyman and master each field differ greatly.

    Resources for Electricians

    Sources:

    1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians,http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm
    2. Everest College, http://www.everest.edu/programs/category/electrician
    3. Lincoln Tech, http://www.lincolntech.edu/careers/skilled-trades/electrical
    4. The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, http://electricaltrainingalliance.org/
    5. Penn Foster Career School, http://www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/construction-and-maintenance/residential-electrician-career-diploma
    6. Southern California Institute of Technology, https://www.scitech.edu/programs/general-electrician-diploma

    Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
    Electricians

    Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Electricians jobs , as of 2015

    Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

         
    Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Hoover 2370 $45,920
    Birmingham 2370 $45,920
    Mobile 1480 $43,010
    Tuscaloosa 850 $48,020
    Huntsville 680 $37,870
    Montgomery 570 $36,830
    Decatur 400 $44,570
    Florence 300 $53,110
    Muscle Shoals 300 $53,110
    Dothan 220 $34,910
    Foley 210 $39,590
    Daphne 210 $39,590
    Fairhope 210 $39,590
    Auburn 200 $35,980
    Opelika 200 $35,980
    Gadsden 200 $52,620
    Oxford 160 $46,620
    Anniston 160 $46,620
    Jacksonville 160 $46,620
         
    Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Anchorage 1000 $77,870
    Fairbanks 230 $78,680
         
    Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Scottsdale 8480 $45,940
    Mesa 8480 $45,940
    Phoenix 8480 $45,940
    Tucson 1190 $44,490
    Flagstaff 220 $39,460
    Yuma 220 $44,780
    Prescott 160 $55,620
    Douglas 150 $42,250
    Sierra Vista 150 $42,250
    Lake Havasu City 80 $42,290
    Kingman 80 $42,290
         
    Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Conway 1560 $43,020
    North Little Rock 1560 $43,020
    Little Rock 1560 $43,020
    Jonesboro 200 $38,810
    Hot Springs 170 $40,000
    Pine Bluff 160 $55,050
         
    Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Los Angeles 17990 $58,180
    Long Beach 17990 $58,180
    Anaheim 17990 $58,180
    San Francisco 9250 $86,980
    Hayward 9250 $86,980
    Oakland 9250 $86,980
    San Diego 5320 $61,820
    Carlsbad 5320 $61,820
    Ontario 5290 $55,700
    San Bernardino 5290 $55,700
    Riverside 5290 $55,700
    Sunnyvale 4090 $72,560
    Santa Clara 4090 $72,560
    San Jose 4090 $72,560
    Arcade 3020 $67,260
    Roseville 3020 $67,260
    Arden 3020 $67,260
    Sacramento 3020 $67,260
    Bakersfield 1070 $71,230
    Fresno 990 $51,340
    Oxnard 920 $51,510
    Thousand Oaks 920 $51,510
    Ventura 920 $51,510
    El Centro 840 $67,620
    Santa Rosa 680 $75,230
    Lodi 670 $59,580
    Stockton 670 $59,580
    Arroyo Grande 670 $67,280
    Paso Robles 670 $67,280
    San Luis Obispo 670 $67,280
    Modesto 600 $54,610
    Santa Maria 510 $59,860
    Santa Barbara 510 $59,860
    Vallejo 480 $66,570
    Fairfield 480 $66,570
    Salinas 400 $63,030
    Visalia 330 $51,400
    Porterville 330 $51,400
    Redding 190 $81,130
    Napa 180 $64,200
    Merced 160 $52,390
    Chico 140 $67,200
    Watsonville 130 $56,180
    Santa Cruz 130 $56,180
    Hanford 130 $56,950
    Corcoran 130 $56,950
    Madera 120 $60,380
    Yuba City N/A $51,530
         
    Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Aurora 9690 $44,400
    Lakewood 9690 $44,400
    Denver 9690 $44,400
    Colorado Springs 1220 $53,510
    Fort Collins 730 $48,700
    Greeley 710 $41,190
    Boulder 680 $49,460
    Grand Junction 310 $37,130
    Pueblo 310 $55,120
         
    Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Hartford 2370 $54,480
    East Hartford 2370 $54,480
    West Hartford 2370 $54,480
    Bridgeport 1050 $59,610
    Norwalk 1050 $59,610
    Stamford 1050 $59,610
    New Haven 980 $57,260
    Danbury 450 $54,070
    Waterbury 350 $52,450
         
    Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Dover 260 $41,620
         
    Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Fort Lauderdale 9480 $41,380
    West Palm Beach 9480 $41,380
    Miami 9480 $41,380
    Sanford 4830 $36,730
    Orlando 4830 $36,730
    Kissimmee 4830 $36,730
    Tampa 4340 $40,160
    St. Petersburg 4340 $40,160
    Clearwater 4340 $40,160
    Jacksonville 2810 $45,840
    Fort Myers 1430 $39,240
    Cape Coral 1430 $39,240
    Sarasota 1090 $43,540
    Bradenton 1090 $43,540
    North Port 1090 $43,540
    Titusville 880 $45,020
    Palm Bay 880 $45,020
    Melbourne 880 $45,020
    Winter Haven 870 $43,870
    Lakeland 870 $43,870
    Immokalee 720 $37,820
    Naples 720 $37,820
    Marco Island 720 $37,820
    Daytona Beach 700 $37,820
    Deltona 700 $37,820
    Ormond Beach 700 $37,820
    Gainesville 540 $35,380
    Fort Walton Beach 510 $47,700
    Destin 510 $47,700
    Crestview 510 $47,700
    Brent 490 $39,100
    Pensacola 490 $39,100
    Ferry Pass 490 $39,100
    Port St. Lucie 470 $38,550
    Ocala 420 $37,400
    Tallahassee 390 $39,090
    Panama City 380 $38,060
    Homosassa Springs 210 N/A
    The Villages 190 $38,540
    Punta Gorda 180 $36,920
    Vero Beach 130 $35,640
    Sebastian 130 $35,640
         
    Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Roswell 10670 $44,360
    Atlanta 10670 $44,360
    Sandy Springs 10670 $44,360
    Savannah 740 $44,720
    Clarke County 300 $44,600
    Athens 300 $44,600
    Dalton 300 $45,310
    Macon 290 $42,660
    Albany 260 $40,570
    Gainesville 250 $38,000
    Valdosta 150 $40,530
    Warner Robins 130 $54,630
    Brunswick 120 $37,830
    Rome 100 $39,970
    Hinesville 70 $58,120
         
    Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Urban Honolulu 2590 $70,740
    Lahaina N/A $58,040
    Wailuku N/A $58,040
    Kahului N/A $58,040
         
    Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Boise City 1520 $46,590
    Idaho Falls 410 $49,170
    Coeur d'Alene 240 $37,180
    Pocatello 120 $38,960
         
    Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Peoria 930 $67,180
    Rockford 620 $78,990
    Urbana 420 $66,670
    Champaign 420 $66,670
    Springfield 310 $68,420
    Bloomington 220 $72,120
    Carbondale 210 $70,590
    Marion 210 $70,590
    Danville 110 $59,730
    Kankakee 110 $61,590
    Decatur N/A $23,590
         
    Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Anderson 4460 $57,480
    Carmel 4460 $57,480
    Indianapolis 4460 $57,480
    Fort Wayne 1250 $55,510
    Elkhart 600 $48,060
    Goshen 600 $48,060
    Kokomo 540 $70,820
    Lafayette 490 $60,840
    West Lafayette 490 $60,840
    Terre Haute 370 $58,560
    Bloomington 210 $43,780
    La Porte 150 $53,270
    Michigan City 150 $53,270
    Columbus 120 $49,620
    Muncie 100 $43,900
         
    Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    West Des Moines 1540 $58,880
    Des Moines 1540 $58,880
    Cedar Rapids 1000 $63,690
    Cedar Falls 400 $42,720
    Waterloo 400 $42,720
    Dubuque 310 $46,900
    Iowa City 260 $54,080
    Ames 180 $51,670
         
    Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Wichita 1550 $48,890
    Topeka 540 $56,330
    Manhattan 120 $57,340
    Lawrence 110 $42,800
         
    Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Lexington 940 $39,790
    Fayette 940 $39,790
    Bowling Green 330 $41,120
    Owensboro 310 $46,490
    Fort Knox 150 $43,600
    Elizabethtown 150 $43,600
         
    Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Baton Rouge 4130 $47,710
    Metairie 3270 $47,970
    New Orleans 3270 $47,970
    Lafayette 1590 $44,140
    Lake Charles 900 $47,110
    Bossier City 840 $39,050
    Shreveport 840 $39,050
    Houma 730 $49,690
    Thibodaux 730 $49,690
    Monroe 360 $48,470
    Alexandria 110 $48,920
    Hammond N/A $37,260
         
    Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    South Portland 610 $51,030
    Portland 610 $51,030
    Bangor 210 $47,240
    Auburn 200 $48,980
    Lewiston 200 $48,980
         
    Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Baltimore 5550 $52,230
    Towson 5550 $52,230
    Columbia 5550 $52,230
    Lexington Park 330 $43,010
    California 330 $43,010
         
    Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Barnstable Town 310 $60,940
    New Bedford 230 $47,020
    Pittsfield 160 $56,240
    Gardner 130 $58,630
    Leominster 130 $58,630
         
    Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Warren 9100 $66,260
    Detroit 9100 $66,260
    Dearborn 9100 $66,260
    Wyoming 2170 $49,330
    Grand Rapids 2170 $49,330
    East Lansing 920 $64,200
    Lansing 920 $64,200
    Flint 770 $65,710
    Ann Arbor 620 $71,280
    Portage 410 $51,200
    Kalamazoo 410 $51,200
    Saginaw 390 $64,430
    Muskegon 320 $58,310
    Niles 230 $54,690
    Benton Harbor 230 $54,690
    Jackson 190 $53,470
    Midland 180 $49,320
    Monroe 170 $66,860
    Battle Creek 150 $57,770
    Bay City 150 $57,880
         
    Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    St. Cloud 500 $50,690
    Rochester 470 $67,860
    North Mankato 190 $46,310
    Mankato 190 $46,310
         
    Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Gulfport 2140 $53,580
    Pascagoula 2140 $53,580
    Biloxi 2140 $53,580
    Jackson 1500 $42,970
    Hattiesburg 170 $37,200
         
    Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Springfield 720 $48,380
    Joplin 430 $51,600
    Jefferson City 320 $47,290
    Columbia 210 $48,260
         
    Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Billings 290 $62,110
    Missoula 220 $54,470
    Great Falls 150 $56,270
         
    Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Lincoln 890 $43,980
    Grand Island N/A $24,400
         
    Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Paradise 4300 $59,770
    Henderson 4300 $59,770
    Las Vegas 4300 $59,770
    Reno 920 $57,050
    Carson City 80 $50,840
         
    Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Manchester 510 $52,590
         
    Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Trenton 530 $59,700
    Atlantic City 530 $62,030
    Hammonton 530 $62,030
    Vineland 220 $54,840
    Bridgeton 220 $54,840
    Ocean City 130 $47,440
         
    Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Albuquerque 1970 $43,170
    Farmington 430 $47,910
    Las Cruces 280 $55,250
    Santa Fe 110 $38,080
         
    Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Troy 2360 $59,540
    Albany 2360 $59,540
    Schenectady 2360 $59,540
    Buffalo 2220 $64,100
    Niagara Falls 2220 $64,100
    Cheektowaga 2220 $64,100
    Rochester 1790 $66,230
    Syracuse 1160 $53,190
    Binghamton 290 $54,910
    Kingston 230 $47,880
    Glens Falls 210 $56,840
    Ithaca 190 $54,110
    Rome 180 $47,390
    Utica 180 $47,390
    Fort Drum 130 $60,770
    Watertown 130 $60,770
    Elmira N/A $46,120
         
    Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Raleigh 2350 $38,120
    Greensboro 1580 $39,470
    High Point 1580 $39,470
    Winston 860 $46,960
    Salem 860 $46,960
    Durham 740 $40,710
    Chapel Hill 740 $40,710
    Wilmington 580 $39,290
    Asheville 510 $39,540
    Fayetteville 360 $37,360
    Rocky Mount 210 $39,240
    Greenville 170 $40,740
    Jacksonville 140 $36,490
    Burlington 140 $38,590
    Hickory 100 $43,210
    Lenoir 100 $43,210
    Morganton 100 $43,210
    New Bern 90 $38,290
         
    Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Bismarck 550 $51,160
         
    Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Columbus 3920 $43,170
    Elyria 3480 $59,660
    Cleveland 3480 $59,660
    Akron 1420 $47,460
    Dayton 1240 $43,060
    Toledo 1220 $66,730
    Massillon 810 $47,130
    Canton 810 $47,130
    Lima 180 $49,280
    Springfield 160 $45,740
    Mansfield 150 $38,050
         
    Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Oklahoma City 2210 $48,720
    Tulsa 2020 $49,920
    Lawton 130 $50,590
         
    Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Salem 790 $61,250
    Eugene 540 $62,710
    Medford 480 $57,350
    Albany 350 $62,470
    Redmond 250 $57,290
    Bend 250 $57,290
    Corvallis 80 $57,110
    Grants Pass N/A $55,960
         
    Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Pittsburgh 4530 $50,220
    Lancaster 1170 $45,750
    Barre 1160 $55,180
    Scranton 1160 $55,180
    Wilkes 1160 $55,180
    Hazleton 1160 $55,180
    Reading 970 $56,400
    Harrisburg 910 $52,890
    Carlisle 910 $52,890
    Hanover 730 $42,910
    York 730 $42,910
    Erie 460 $56,000
    East Stroudsburg 230 $45,990
    State College 210 $41,730
    Williamsport 190 $47,340
    Lebanon 190 $47,610
    Altoona 160 $48,580
    Johnstown 150 $47,160
    Bloomsburg 140 $41,510
    Berwick 140 $41,510
    Gettysburg 110 $41,570
    Chambersburg 110 $43,730
    Waynesboro 110 $43,730
         
    Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Carolina 1230 $23,570
    Caguas 1230 $23,570
    San Juan 1230 $23,570
    Ponce 130 $21,680
    Mayag´┐Żez 100 $18,930
    Isabela 50 $19,410
    Aguadilla 50 $19,410
         
    Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Anderson 1940 $40,830
    Mauldin 1940 $40,830
    Greenville 1940 $40,830
    Charleston 1320 $44,430
    North Charleston 1320 $44,430
    Columbia 1160 $42,990
    Spartanburg 390 $42,060
    Bluffton 240 $35,720
    Beaufort 240 $35,720
    Hilton Head Island 240 $35,720
    Florence 230 $42,690
    Sumter 110 $42,700
         
    Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Sioux Falls 710 $45,450
    Rapid City 370 $51,430
         
    Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Franklin 2830 $46,600
    Davidson 2830 $46,600
    Murfreesboro 2830 $46,600
    Nashville 2830 $46,600
    Knoxville 1570 $44,690
    Jackson 240 $40,060
    Cleveland 110 $40,560
    Johnson City 90 $37,950
    Morristown 80 $47,110
         
    Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    The Woodlands 17430 $46,160
    Houston 17430 $46,160
    Sugar Land 17430 $46,160
    Arlington 15030 $41,710
    Fort Worth 15030 $41,710
    Dallas 15030 $41,710
    San Antonio 4030 $44,090
    New Braunfels 4030 $44,090
    Round Rock 2960 $45,880
    Austin 2960 $45,880
    Beaumont 1340 $53,190
    Port Arthur 1340 $53,190
    Odessa 910 $45,120
    El Paso 830 $37,820
    Corpus Christi 710 $49,550
    Amarillo 580 $50,500
    Lubbock 570 $34,440
    Midland 560 $44,730
    Waco 520 $46,820
    Longview 460 $44,510
    College Station 420 $38,990
    Bryan 420 $38,990
    Mission 370 $30,680
    Edinburg 370 $30,680
    McAllen 370 $30,680
    Killeen 360 $44,810
    Temple 360 $44,810
    Wichita Falls 280 $46,080
    Brownsville 270 $32,160
    Harlingen 270 $32,160
    Laredo 240 $38,670
    Tyler 240 $43,280
    Victoria 220 $37,670
    Sherman 220 $38,630
    Denison 220 $38,630
    San Angelo 120 $46,030
    Abilene N/A $42,100
         
    Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Salt Lake City 3290 $51,320
    Provo 1460 $47,120
    Orem 1460 $47,120
    Ogden 1170 $47,990
    Clearfield 1170 $47,990
    St. George 230 $45,390
         
    Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    South Burlington 450 $45,410
    Burlington 450 $45,410
         
    Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Richmond 2950 $45,620
    Roanoke 620 $41,760
    Charlottesville 480 $38,490
    Harrisonburg 250 $44,250
    Lynchburg 240 $42,880
    Christiansburg 220 $41,550
    Radford 220 $41,550
    Blacksburg 220 $41,550
    Waynesboro 120 $38,030
    Staunton 120 $38,030
         
    Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Bellevue 8280 $69,710
    Tacoma 8280 $69,710
    Seattle 8280 $69,710
    Spokane 1070 $57,320
    Spokane Valley 1070 $57,320
    Silverdale 940 $53,870
    Bremerton 940 $53,870
    Kennewick 670 $77,190
    Richland 670 $77,190
    Bellingham 410 $58,850
    Olympia 330 $55,530
    Tumwater 330 $55,530
    Yakima 310 $56,850
    Mount Vernon 280 $62,970
    Anacortes 280 $62,970
    Wenatchee 210 $56,770
    Longview 160 $66,030
    Walla Walla 90 $58,880
         
    Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Charleston 600 $56,360
    Vienna 460 $47,280
    Parkersburg 460 $47,280
    Beckley 330 $47,170
    Morgantown 310 $57,200
         
    Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Waukesha 2950 $65,610
    West Allis 2950 $65,610
    Milwaukee 2950 $65,610
    Madison 1340 $57,680
    Green Bay 760 $53,540
    Neenah 750 $51,060
    Oshkosh 750 $51,060
    Appleton 660 $48,100
    Sheboygan 380 $54,120
    Janesville 290 $57,420
    Beloit 290 $57,420
    Eau Claire 230 $63,860
    Racine 230 $69,380
    Fond du Lac 90 $61,570
         
    Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
    Casper 520 $56,410
    Cheyenne 260 $52,930

    Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Electricians

    To find out more about building a career as Electricians, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

    All Types

    Most Popular Industries for :
    Electricians

    Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

    Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

    Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
    Construction Trades 465,090 74% $45,120
    Government 23,550 3% $51,830
    Automotive And Vehicle Manufacturing 18,130 2% $62,670
    Construction 15,280 2% $44,220
    Office Services And Staffing 13,140 2% $39,850
    Utilities 8,510 1% $59,140
    Education 8,020 1% $47,300
    Civil Engineering 7,140 1% $47,530
    Metals 6,620 1% $49,490
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