Electricians in Kentucky
Want to work in Kentucky as an Electrician? Read this first!
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.
The typical state has 9,080 Electricians working in it, which means Kentucky has more Electricians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN||3,560||$56,510|
|Bowling Green, KY||310||$52,220|
|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|
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
- Image Credit: By Fran Hogan under License
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