Electricians in New Jersey
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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.
The typical state has 9,080 Electricians working in it, which means New Jersey has more Electricians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ||700||$56,930|
|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|
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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