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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,00082$26.67/hr$15.95/hr$19.77/hr$26.37/hr$31.44/hr$37.28/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities310$39.18/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services300$31.62/hr
Education and Health Services280$40.40/hr
Leisure and Hospitality80$24.40/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration530$37.10/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 170$31.23/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 170$34.59/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 280$33.44/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 350$26.24/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 460$32.99/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 550$32.39/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 560$32.62/hr-8.5%
Southwest Balance of State 590$27.77/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 610$27.49/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 760$26.22/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 810$26.97/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 830$31.03/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 920$29.46/hr0.8%
Northwest Minnesota 1,000$26.37/hr2.8%
Southeast Minnesota 1,000$31.68/hr10.9%
Central Minnesota 1,070$33.09/hr19.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,640$40.39/hr4.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,520$40.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,780$34.85/hr5.9%

  • 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.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Perform business management duties, such as maintaining records or files, preparing reports, or ordering supplies or equipment.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.