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Electrician in Washington State

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Schools Offering Electrician Training Programs in Washington State

Around 0.1% of Washington State's graduates graduate from electrician training certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 206 electricians graduate from Washington State's 8 electrician schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a electrician program is Perry Technical Institute. Perry Technical Institute, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Yakima. In 2010, Perry Technical Institute graduated 52 students from its electrician program.

Bellingham Technical College, which is located in Bellingham, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a electrician program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. 19 students graduated with certificate in electrician from Bellingham Technical College in 2010. Tuition at Bellingham Technical College was $3,745 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a electrician program is Walla Walla Community College. Walla Walla Community College, which was ranked 83rd in the country in 2010, is located in Walla Walla. 10 students graduated with certificate in electrician from Walla Walla Community College in 2010. Tuition at Walla Walla Community College was $3,390 per year.


Electrician schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $3,066 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,111 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. In 2010, the electrician schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:

  1. Bates Technical College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $5,111 per year
  2. Bellingham Technical College - located in Bellingham, students are charged $3,745 per year
  3. Yakima Valley Community College - located in Yakima, students are charged $3,442 per year

The electrician schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Clark College - located in Vancouver, students are charged $3,008 per year
  3. Big Bend Community College - located in Moses Lake, students are charged $3,225 per year

An electrician certificate from a Washington State school... what next?

A large number of Washington State electrician graduates become electricians. If you decide to work as an electrician in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 12,620 Washington State electricians as of 2010. The largest populations of Washington State electricians are working in the following counties:

  1. King County - 5,160 electricians
  2. Pierce County - 1,990 electricians
  3. Spokane County - 900 electricians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of electricians in the state of Washington State will shrink to 18,280. This would require a -4% decline in the profession.


An electrician in Washington State earns $61,920 per year on average. However, Washington State electricians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,570 per year to more than $96,080 per year in 2010. An electrician in the following Washington State counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. King County - $68,830 per year
  2. Benton County - $65,440 per year
  3. Thurston County - $64,040 per year

The Washington State counties with the lowest average salary for electricians are:

  1. Chelan County - $38,730 per year
  2. Spokane County - $46,780 per year
  3. Whatcom County - $47,790 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in electrician training. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or HVAC.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Electricians 12,620 $61,920 -6.2%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,670 $58,130 -16.0%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 1,990 $71,500 -1.0%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,730 $63,720 -21.0%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 390 $71,950 -23.5%

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