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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,450215$38.86/hr$23.35/hr$30.53/hr$39.45/hr$50.25/hr$51.99/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining110$37.72/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities320$51.82/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services70$37.15/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/A$48.27/hr
Leisure and Hospitality50$38.02/hr
Other Services90$25.30/hr
Public Administration340$39.68/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 150$38.63/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 190$32.65/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 290$37.61/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 340$32.26/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 380$31.49/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 540$29.71/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 610$36.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 620$31.44/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 630$37.43/hr2.9%
Southwest Minnesota 760$30.48/hr8.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 780$30.94/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 790$31.16/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 950$30.22/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,040$32.08/hr9.3%
Northwest Minnesota 1,110$30.22/hr5.6%
Central Minnesota 1,580$30.68/hr9.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,450$39.45/hr8.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,380$38.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 11,850$35.79/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.