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Electricians in New Jersey

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13.4% Jobs Projection
$64,290 Median Salary
2,320 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Electricians Work in New Jersey?

There were approximately 18,020 workers employed as Electricians in this state in 2018.

There were 16,490 Electricians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,530 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Electricians in NJ Employment Trend

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

Electricians in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Electricians in this state are growing at a rate of 13.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Electricians: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,320 annual job openings, and 20,260 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Electricians ranged from $36,940 to $120,820 with $64,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.76 to $58.09. The median hourly rate was $30.91.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.01 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.90.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Electricians Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey Metros for Electricians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 43,760 $75,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,560 $66,950
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,160 $57,080
Trenton, NJ 730 n/a
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 700 $56,930
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 190 $65,720
Ocean City, NJ 90 $53,470

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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