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Occupational Employment Statistics


47-2111 Electricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Excludes “Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers" (49-2098).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 11,210404$34.97/hr$20.79/hr$25.04/hr$32.52/hr$41.04/hr$50.79/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining140$38.95/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities460$50.85/hr
Financial Activities10$34.18/hr
Professional and Business Services50$39.30/hr
Education and Health Services220$47.95/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$30.61/hr
Other Services70$19.08/hr
Public Administration300$39.20/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 140$32.54/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 200$31.26/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 280$36.59/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 330$31.11/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 340$31.72/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 590$30.09/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 600$37.18/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 600$31.21/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 610$34.96/hr2.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 770$30.74/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 810$30.48/hr8.3%
Southeast Balance of State 810$30.55/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,000$30.44/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,010$31.11/hr9.3%
Northwest Minnesota 1,190$30.45/hr5.6%
Central Minnesota 1,450$31.33/hr9.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,830$38.07/hr8.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,630$38.08/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,210$32.52/hr8.1%

  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.
  • Place conduit, pipes, or tubing, inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
  • Assemble, install, test, or maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Perform business management duties, such as maintaining records or files, preparing reports, or ordering supplies or equipment.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.