The 5 Highest-Paying States for Electricians: 2022

Sept. 18, 2023
See which states topped the charts in terms of compensation.

The five highest-paying states for electricians in 2022 have been revealed thanks to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its updated Occupational Employment and Wages Study from May 2022. This year's rankings feature some big changes from last year's top five. Most notably, Illinois lost its top spot and came in at number four this year. In addition, New York, New Jersey, and Alaska have all dropped off the list. Click through the slides to see which states have risen to the top five for 2022 and which state claimed the top spot in this year's ranking. 

This gallery ranks the states that boast the highest pay for electricians in descending order; keep in mind that these rankings do not take cost of living into consideration.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of EC&M, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Chapter 9 of the NEC — Part 5

Calculating voltage drop with help from Table 8.

How to Calculate Labor Costs

Most important to accurately estimating labor costs is knowing the approximate hours required for project completion. Learn how to calculate electrical labor cost.

8 Types of Electrical Conduit and Their Uses

Electrical conduit is a tube or raceway used to house and protect electrical wires within a building or structure. From data centers to underground subways to ports and bridges...

Champion Strut Catalog

Champion Fiberglass is the most advanced manufacturing facility of fiberglass conduit, fiberglass bridge drain and fiberglass strut systems in the world. Its well-trained and ...