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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $17.08/hr
Median: $23.95/hr
Experienced: $30.18/hr

Current Employment
1,680 (2019)

Projected Employment
1,691 (2030)

Growth for Electricians

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Electricians

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors1,08264.4%51.5%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service553.3%0.3%
Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors432.6%1.4%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals 412.5%0.3%
Federal Government, Military382.2%.5%

Occupational Skills

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.