Electricians

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Total Workforce
902k
Average Age
40.9
Average Salary
$57,930
Average Male Salary
$58,188
Average Female Salary
$46,293

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Electricians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Electricians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Electricians, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Electricians are paid most in Central Nebraska PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,930
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,012

In 2019, Electricians earned an average of $57,930, $2,406 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Judicial law clerks make somewhat more than Electricians while Other drafters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Electricians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.325
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Electricians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.325, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Electricians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Electricians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Electricians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Electricians, by number of employees, are Construction, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

902k
2019 Workforce
± 23,242
15.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.28%

The number of people employed as Electricians has been growing at a rate of 15.2%, from 782,637 people in 2018 to 901,511 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Electricians employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Electricians at  71.1%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 4.38% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 1.42%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Electricians in the US. The average age of male Electricians in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Electricians is 39.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electricians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

882k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 22,989
19.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,435

97.8% of Electricians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Electricians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Electricians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

67.9% of Electricians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Electricians, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Electricians.

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Age by Gender

40.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.35
39.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.42

The median age of Electricians is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 1.55 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Electricians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Electricians is Business but a relatively high number of Electricians hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Electricians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electricians need many skills, but most especially Troubleshooting, Repairing, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Electricians need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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