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Electricians in Arkansas

Want to work in Arkansas as an Electrician? Read this first!

10.8% Jobs Projection
$43,140 Median Salary
780 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Electricians in Arkansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Electricians in Arkansas is growing faster than average.

  • Electricians in Arkansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electricians Work in Arkansas?

5,740 people worked as Electricians in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,730 Electricians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Electricians in AR Employment Trend

The typical state has 9,080 Electricians working in it, which means Arkansas has fewer Electricians than average.

Electricians in AR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Electricians in this state are growing at a rate of 10.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Electricians: Nation vs. AR

Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 780 annual job openings, and a total of 6,870 jobs for Arkansas Electricians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 82,000 annual jobs and 726,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electricians Make in Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Electricians ranged from $25,340 to $62,490 with $43,140 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.18 to $30.04. The median hourly rate was $20.74.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.93 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.19.

The median salary in Arkansas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Electricians Earnings: AR vs. National Average

Top Arkansas Metros for Electricians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Electricians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,280 $47,250
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,650 $43,470
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,070 $38,980
Fort Smith, AR-OK 350 $46,020
Texarkana, TX-AR 240 $49,680
Hot Springs, AR 230 $37,250
Jonesboro, AR 220 $39,560
Pine Bluff, AR 140 $55,700

Top States for Electricians Employment

View the list below to see where most Electricians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 66,260 $64,260
Texas 62,180 $49,410
New York 42,450 $70,990
Florida 38,860 $42,570
Ohio 24,850 $52,170
Illinois 24,410 $79,770
Michigan 23,320 $59,940
Pennsylvania 21,390 $60,540
Washington 18,860 $65,650
New Jersey 18,020 $64,290
Massachusetts 16,440 $64,530
North Carolina 16,220 $43,110
Georgia 16,130 $48,800
Virginia 15,700 $48,650
Indiana 15,090 $56,990
Colorado 14,850 $54,980
Maryland 14,090 $54,150
Louisiana 12,730 $50,480
Tennessee 12,460 $49,260
Arizona 12,340 $46,620

Below are the states where Electricians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Illinois $79,770
District of Columbia $78,260
Alaska $76,440
Hawaii $74,140
Minnesota $71,230
New York $70,990
Oregon $70,970
Washington $65,650
Massachusetts $64,530
New Jersey $64,290


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