Electricians

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Total Workforce

783k

Average Age

41.2

Average Salary

$56,808

Average Male Salary

$57,047

Average Female Salary

$48,380

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 Performing arts companies. Electricians are paid most in Central Nebraska PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in Briarwood, Fresh Meadows & Hillcrest PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,808

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,075

In 2018, Electricians earned an average of $56,808, $2,920 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Construction & building inspectors make somewhat more than Electricians while Pumping station operators 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

0.319

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Electricians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.319, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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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

783k

2018 Workforce

± 21,663

-3.36%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.02%

The number of people employed as Electricians has been declining at a rate of -3.36%, from 809,853 people in 2017 to 782,637 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Electricians employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Electricians at  69.2%, followed by Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 4.76% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 1.92%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Electricians in the US. The average age of male Electricians in the workforce is 41.1 and of female Electricians is 43.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electricians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

761k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 21,363

21.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,608

97.2% 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)

68.9% of Electricians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.9% 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

41.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.363

43.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.25

The median age of Electricians is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 2.52 years younger 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Electricians hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree 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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