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
Southeast Minnesota 1,010137$29.37/hr$15.65/hr$20.99/hr$30.25/hr$36.82/hr$41.45/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining220$35.58/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities220$43.43/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$31.15/hr
Education and Health Services290$42.21/hr
Leisure and Hospitality60$24.10/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration490$38.75/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 180$30.47/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 210$31.14/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 280$33.65/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 390$28.50/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 430$26.02/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 510$28.43/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 560$31.98/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 640$33.99/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 710$33.94/hr-8.5%
Southeast Balance of State 760$31.06/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 840$27.88/hr0.8%
Northwest Balance of State 850$28.15/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 920$28.19/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,010$30.25/hr10.9%
Northwest Minnesota 1,170$27.82/hr2.8%
Central Minnesota 1,230$35.55/hr19.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,390$36.88/hr4.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,080$37.52/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,530$33.19/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.