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Electricians in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as an Electrician?

7.4% Jobs Projection
$79,770 Median Salary
2,580 Job Openings

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

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

  • Electricians in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electricians Work in Illinois?

24,410 people worked as Electricians in 2018 in this state.

There were 22,810 Electricians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,600 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Electricians in IL Employment Trend

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

Electricians in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Electricians in this state are growing at a rate of 7.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Electricians: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,580 annual job openings, and 22,990 total jobs in 2026 for Electricians in this state.

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

What do Electricians Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Electricians ranged from $40,990 to $105,100 with $79,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.71 to $50.53. The median hourly rate was $38.35.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.19 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.16.

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

Electricians Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Electricians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,160 $85,180
St. Louis, MO-IL 5,870 $71,760
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 970 $49,040
Peoria, IL 770 $66,960
Rockford, IL 600 $74,210
Decatur, IL 460 $64,360
Bloomington, IL 420 $73,700
Champaign-Urbana, IL 370 $73,610
Springfield, IL 320 $69,100
Carbondale-Marion, IL 190 $70,350
Danville, IL 130 $58,920
Kankakee, IL 110 $82,030
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 100 $48,960

Top States for Electricians Employment

The table below shows the states 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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