Electrician Jobs


Electrician Job Overview


Electricians and electronics installers and repairers install and maintain wiring, equipment and fixtures at residential, commercial and industrial sites.

Basic electrician work can be as simple as wiring electrical outlets in a house, or as complex as setting up programmable logic controllers to control sophisticated equipment in billion-dollar power plants or factories.

Electrician employment requires a variety of specific trade skills and a firm command of the sometimes complex logic of electrical circuitry and electronics wiring. Troubleshooting is a key skill for the trade. Electricians typically work in conjunction with other skilled trades workers or technicians.

Electrician jobs can entail safety hazards ranging from electric shock to injuries sustained in falls, on construction sites and in manufacturing environments.

Electrician Education


Electricians are nearly always required to have a high school diploma or GED.

Most electricians learn the trade in an apprenticeship program. Each of the four years of the apprenticeship includes a minimum of 144 hours of technical training plus full-time on-the-job training. Most states require electricians to be licensed.

States often require seven years of experience plus additional education for the master electrician designation.

Electrician Job Market


Electricians held 577,000 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Electrician employment opportunities are projected to grow 23 percent by 2020, faster than the average occupation. Workers classified as electrical and electronics installers and repairers held an additional 141,100 jobs.

Electrician Salaries


Median wages for electricians were $49,320 in 2011, according to BLS. The top 10 percent earned $82,680. Electrical and electronics repairers in powerhouses, substations and relays earned median salaries of $67,450.
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*TOP JOB* ELECTRICIAN AND PLC ELECTRICIAN FULL-TIME Tunnel Ridge Mine located in Triadelphia, WV currently has two positions available at their Prep Plan location in Short Creek, WV. Electrician Coal Preparation Plant/ Surface Successful candidate must have the following: *Current Electrical Certification *Familiar with coal preparation process *WV Safety Sensitive card PLC/Electrician ...
Industrial Electrician - Chicago, IL - Leading supplier of specialty steel and forgings seeks to hire Industrial Electricians to support the strong demand for their products. The successful candidate will be an experienced Electrician with solid troubleshooting, maintenance and repair background in heavy industry. Must be open to working OT. Requirements for the Electrician High School diploma o...
COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTOR LOOKING FOR JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS, APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS & LABORERS IN THE DEKALB AREA - 8 MONTH PROJECT. We are a well-established electrical company serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for the past 25 years. We are offering immediate, full time employment. Email resume to ***** or call 847-885-9600 Posting provided b...
Home of your dream job BASIN ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. "Apprentice Substation Electrician (TSM) – Williston, ND • Journeyman Substation Electrician (TSM) – Williston, ND • Journeyman Lineman – Williston, ND • Lab Technicia...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in recruiting for a Electrician and Maintenance Electrician job in Wyoming. These positions are both direct hire opportunities. Responsibilities include: Construct and Maintain all Electrical Systems in Safe Working Condition Perform and Oversee Maintenance and Construction Trouble Shoot and Repair Electrical Systems Other duties assigned by the Ma...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Position Summary ODOT14-0752OC - Salem A little about us: The mission of the Department of Transportation is to provide an efficient, safe transportation system that enhances Oregon's economic competitiveness and livability. The combined Region 1 and 2 Electrical Unit maintains traffic signal and highway illumination systems in the areas of the state ...
Saint-Gobain , the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the resp...
Well established Company seeking experienced Electrician to travel with crew in the state of Florida. Company provides electrical maintenance, repair, and rewiring for commercial buildings. They take pride in offering efficient and high quality service! This company offers full time schedule and permanent employment. Absolutely no lay offs! Immediate Hire! Work out of the Orlando area with a crew...
Requires a High School diploma or graduation from a trade school or vocational school with courses in math. Requires courses in reading electricity information. The ability to read blueprints and plan modifications to electrical systems. The ability to troubleshoot electrical problems and find solutions to them. EXPERIENCE: Requires completion of three to four years Apprenticeship program or ...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
We are taking applications for Commercial Electrical Journeyman & Apprentices that are proficient in Reading Blue Prints, Bending Pipe, & Pulling Wire. The ideal candidates will possess: • MUST have current TDLR card • MUST have Basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • MUST be able to speak & understand English • MUST have clean criminal background • MUST have basic tools of the trade • ...
Provide 4 years minimum verifiable electrician experience. Must be able to troubleshoot residential apartment wiring problems. Must be resilient and a team player. Must be a creative, aggressive self-starter. Able to work long hours if required. Must have legal authorization to work in the US. Pass drug and background tests. Pay is commensurate with experience. To apply please send in resu...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
Experienced electricians and apprentices needed! Experience and Skills: Experience in commercial and/or industrial setting Have reliable transportation Read blueprints, run and bend conduit, wire and terminate devices, and pull wire Performing quality control to identify hazards and defects Ensure compliance with codes Ability to push, pull, and lift heavy objects Follow instructions, work...
We are looking for Dallas area commercial service electricians. drug tested background checked must be legal US citizens. Commercial Driver's License to operate 65' bucket truck Job requirements: licensed Texas Electrician or sign electrician own hand tools dependable transportation (DFW metroplex) productive worker even in hot summer and cold winter temperatures clean driving record...
URS Corporation Cleveland, OH, 44114
Education/Experience Requirements: • Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two year college or technical school • Ten (10) years related experience and/or training • Master Electricians License or Journeymen • Equivalent combination of education and experience. • Must maintain a valid state driver license and be qualified to operate government general-purpose vehicles. • Ability to rea...

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Salaries

$29,120.00 - $81,120.00
Typical Salary for Electrician
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
27.5%
Vocational
21.8%
High School
16.3%
Associates
14.5%
Certification
10.1%
Bachelor's
7.5%
(386 Respondents)
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