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Electrician Pay Continues to Increase!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported some promising updates for electricians in 2022. Overall earnings and predicted employment outlook have continued to increase over the years, making an electrician's career path one of the most lucrative ones to pursue in the trade industry. Let's take a look at the statistics. 

States With the Most Electricians (2021) 

California     65,870
Texas     52,580
Florida      41,130
New York     39,760
Ohio     23,890

Metropolitan Areas With the Highest Employment of Electricians (2021)

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA     41,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA     19,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI     15,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX     15,210

States With the Highest Pay for Electricians (2021)

Illinois     $83,140
New York     $81,700
Oregon     $81,200
Alaska     $79,980
New Jersey     $79,940

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas for Electricians (2021)

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA     $93,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA     $91,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI     $86,600
Trenton, NJ     $86,350

Industries With the Highest Concentration of Employment (2021)

Building Equipment Contractors     479,810
Coal Mining     1,770
Ship and Boat Building     4,960

Top Paying Industries for Electricians (2021)

Natural Gas Distribution     $104,920
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sporting, or Similar Events     $101,740
Professional/Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers     $95,260

Employment Outlook

Over the next 10 years, demand for electricians is expected to remain strong, with a 9 percent growth rate. This is as fast and steady as average for all occupations nationwide.

The industry is predicted to add about 66,100 electricians by 2030. Because of the increasing demand for renewable energy, electricians are expected to be in high demand to maintain and link alternative energy to homes and businesses. Becoming an electrician can give you a stable future aligned with great opportunities. Find electrical training in your area now



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