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5 Highest-Paying States for Electricians

Take a look at the five states with the highest average professional electrician salaries across the U.S.

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Where Do Electricians Make the Most?

According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average professional electrician salary in the United States is $59,190. While the cost of living varies across the U.S., some states pay professional electricians better than others. Where does your particular state rank? Here are the five states that have the highest average salaries for electricians in the U.S.

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5. Hawaii

Average Yearly Salary: $75,810

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4. Illinois

Average Yearly Salary: $75,820

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3. District of Columbia

Average Yearly Salary: $76,030

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2. Alaska

Average Yearly Salary: $76,330

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1. New York

Average Yearly Salary: $77,810

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8.9 percent employment growth for electricians between 2016 and 2026.

Note: All salary information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is accurate as of May 2018.

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Shawnna Stiver
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