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States with electrician schools

How will your electrician education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the electrician education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 515 brick and mortar electrician schools.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with electrician programs were:

  1. Michigan State University - located in East Lansing, Michigan
  2. Johnson College - located in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  3. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred - located in Alfred, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010, certificates in electrical technology were earned by 16,550 students in the US. Of these students, 14,140 graduated from certificate programs in electrician training and 2,410 graduated from undergraduate programs in electrician training.


Students can pursue education in electrician training at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Electrician Training
  • Certificate in Electrician Training

The skills and/or knowledge that electrician students can expect to gain during the course of their electrician education are:

  • Electric Circuits
  • Transformers
  • Written and Verbal Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Motors


Students at electrician schools around the nation paid an average of $10,002 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following electrician schools:

  1. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School - located in Washington, Pennsylvania, students paid $20,000
  2. Wyotech-Fremont - located in Fremont, California, students paid $0
  3. Johnson College - located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, students paid $15,305

The following electrician schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Navajo Technical College - located in Crownpoint, New Mexico, students paid $1,555
  2. Pamlico Community College - located in Grantsboro, North Carolina, students paid $1,635
  3. Pearl River Community College - located in Poplarville, Mississippi, students paid $1,880

How will your electrician job compare?

A large number of electrician training majors become electricians. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 514,760 electricians were working in the US. The largest populations of electricians are in the following states:

  1. California - 44,130 Electricians
  2. Texas - 43,340 Electricians
  3. New York - 33,490 Electricians

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of people working as an electrician will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 779,270 electricians working in the US. The number of electricians is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 19%
  2. Oklahoma - 18%
  3. Nebraska - 15%


On average, an electrician earns a salary of $48,817 per year in the US. However, factors such as experience, your previous performance reviews, or seniority can cause the salary for an electrician to vary greatly. An electrician in the US can earn anywhere from less than $17,230 per year to more than $134,230 per year. On average, an electrician earns the most in the following states:

  1. Alaska - $69,010 per year
  2. Illinois - $68,430 per year
  3. Hawaii - $67,990 per year

Electricians in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. North Carolina - $38,470 per year
  2. South Carolina - $39,910 per year
  3. Florida - $40,320 per year

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electrician training?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Electricians 514,760 $51,810 -15.1%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 147,750 $56,690 -10.9%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 105,540 $57,510 -0.5%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 67,550 $52,120 -3.0%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 23,220 $64,120 9.3%