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The Essential Electrician Salary Guide for 2022

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If you’re looking to hire an electrician to join your team, you probably have some questions about what to pay them. To help you, we’ve put together the essential electrician salary guide with up-to-date, crowdsourced data courtesy of Payscale. Below, you will find electrician salary information based on national averages, years of experience, job title, and geographic location.

How much money do electricians make in the United States?

There are a few factors that will affect the salary you pay your electricians. Things to ask yourself include:

  • How much does an electrician earn on average in the U.S.?
  • How much do electricians make in the state where they live?
  • How much do electricians make an hour?
  • How much experience does the electrician you’re looking to hire have?
  • How much does an apprentice electrician make compared with a journeyman electrician or master electrician?
  • Electricians earn $53,136 per year on average
  • An electrician’s hourly rate is $23.00 on average
  • Apprentice electricians earn $35,851 per year on average
  • Journeyman electricians earn $58,180 per year on average

Average Electrician Salary in the U.S.

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To help you better understand how to determine what you pay your employees, we have provided a detailed breakdown of electrician salaries by state and by years of experience.

Use this information to ensure you are paying fair wages in your state to help attract and retain top performers.

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State-by-state average Electrician salaries

Where your electrician works will affect their average income. To illustrate, electricians working in California earn $67,826 on average, whereas electricians earn $49,758 in Texas and $45,264 in Florida.

Average Salary by State (USD)

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  • $64,000-$69,999
  • $58,000-$63,999
  • $53,000-$57,999
  • $46,000-$52,999
  • $40,000-$45,999

Electrician salaries by years of experience

You might be wondering what an electrician starting salary is compared to that of an experienced electrician. Electricians’ salaries increase as they earn experience. Here are national averages based on their levels of experience.

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Salaries for licensed and certified Electricians

Electricians are highly regulated in most of the U.S., so if you’re looking for information on a licensed electrician’s salary, keep in mind that a license and certification are likely required. Electricians will work as apprentices first on their way to becoming journeymen, then master electricians. Their salaries will increase as they reach each stage.

Use the below graph to get an idea of how an electrician apprentice’s salary compares to that of a journeyman electrician salary or a master electrician salary:

Average Salary by Job Title (USD)
Apprentice Electrician
$35,851
Journeyman Electrician
$58,180
Master Electrician
$69,385

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