Electricians in Illinois
Is Illinois a good place for you to work as an Electrician?
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.
The typical state has 9,080 Electricians working in it, which means Illinois has more Electricians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||5,870||$71,760|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||970||$49,040|
|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|
Below are the states where Electricians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$78,260|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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