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Electricians in Kentucky

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

3.3% Jobs Projection
$52,150 Median Salary
1,010 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Electricians in Kentucky is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Electricians Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 9,550 Electricians working in the state.

There were 8,870 Electricians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 680 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Electricians in KY Employment Trend

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

Electricians in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Electricians in this state are growing at a rate of 3.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Electricians: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,010 annual job openings, and 9,080 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Electricians ranged from $32,130 to $77,080 with $52,150 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.45 to $37.06. The median hourly rate was $25.07.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.05.

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

Electricians Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Electricians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 5,100 $49,870
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3,560 $56,510
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,120 $47,020
Evansville, IN-KY 910 $61,790
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 530 $61,770
Owensboro, KY 370 $49,840
Bowling Green, KY 310 $52,220
Clarksville, TN-KY 280 $49,220
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 170 $47,280

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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