Electricians


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Electricians

Electricians - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by type of work. In general, electricians who work in the motor vehicle industry earn more than those who work in construction. Pay also varies with the area of the country, the employer, and the worker's experience. Apprentices start at about half the wage of skilled workers but receive raises as their skills improve.

Full-time electricians may receive benefits. Typical benefits include health insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation. Those who work for small companies may need to provide their own insurance. 

Electricians (SOC 47-2111)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $29.14 $39.17 $47.05
Yearly $60,609 $81,473 $97,857
    Champaign Area Hourly $31.12 $42.03 $47.49
Yearly $64,728 $87,420 $98,789
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $18.83 $24.09 $32.65
Yearly $39,165 $50,118 $67,916
    Cook County Hourly $31.06 $41.47 $48.79
Yearly $64,612 $86,256 $101,493
    Decatur Area Hourly $25.19 $33.32 $40.10
Yearly $52,394 $69,313 $83,415
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $31.43 $42.98 $48.98
Yearly $65,383 $89,396 $101,887
    Du Page County Hourly $35.31 $42.97 $49.09
Yearly $73,437 $89,381 $102,107
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $36.26 $42.41 $46.30
Yearly $75,412 $88,221 $96,295
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $21.26 $31.63 $38.53
Yearly $44,212 $65,794 $80,138
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $36.80 $44.37 $52.64
Yearly $76,550 $92,295 $109,488
    Lake County Hourly $22.53 $30.67 $40.45
Yearly $46,857 $63,802 $84,130
    McHenry County Hourly $21.46 $27.98 $41.58
Yearly $44,627 $58,192 $86,491
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $27.07 $40.71 $46.30
Yearly $56,299 $84,684 $96,303
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $24.45 $33.35 $46.71
Yearly $50,851 $69,371 $97,166
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $26.36 $33.52 $37.29
Yearly $54,820 $69,732 $77,562
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $21.02 $30.96 $36.56
Yearly $43,712 $64,404 $76,045
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $25.03 $32.00 $37.31
Yearly $52,072 $66,567 $77,608
    Rockford Area Hourly $32.42 $39.04 $45.79
Yearly $67,434 $81,211 $95,237
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $26.94 $31.11 $38.52
Yearly $56,042 $64,703 $80,123
    Springfield Area Hourly $23.40 $32.57 $37.66
Yearly $48,665 $67,737 $78,339
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $29.67 $39.18 $44.86
Yearly $61,705 $81,489 $93,316
    Vermilion County Hourly $25.42 $28.54 $32.27
Yearly $52,866 $59,371 $67,130
    Will County Hourly $30.86 $41.67 $47.84
Yearly $64,195 $86,669 $99,514
United States Hourly $20.28 $27.01 $35.55
Yearly $42,180 $56,180 $73,940

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.