Career Profile

Electricians

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $51,000
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems.

General Information

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Training Funds Available

This is a Rural Capital Area Target Occupation.
Training and education opportunities are available with eligible providers throughout the state.

Electricians

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area

339

Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 339 openings per year are projected for Electricians.

+16.8%

Employment Change

Employment for Electricians is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 16.8% between 2022 and 2027.

$24.51

Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $24.51/hour. Entry level workers are paid $17.27, while experienced workers are paid $28.13. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 2,262 Electricians in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 2,642.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Electricians are Building Equipment Contractors, Utility System Construction, and Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Electricians include Building and Construction, Mechanical, and Mathematics.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Electricians is HS diploma or less. 19% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET