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Electricians

in Massachusetts

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).

Occupation Projection for Electricians

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
472111  Electricians 16,562 18,160 1,598 9.65 % 605 1,290 160 2,055 High school diploma or equivalent 

Electricians Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    12,800  77 % 14,190  78 % 1,390  11 % $64,470
Specialty Trade Contractors    12,530  76 % 13,870  76 % 1,340  11 % $64,200
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    380  2 % 400  2 % 20  5 % $65,540
Educational Services    330  2 % 370  2 % 40  12 % $72,760
Educational Services    330  2 % 370  2 % 40  12 % $72,760
Health Care and Social Assistance    240  1 % 250  1 % 10  5 % $71,650
Hospitals    230  1 % 240  1 % 10  5 % $71,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    200  1 % 210  1 % 10  3 % $72,240
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    150  1 % 190  1 % 40  20 % $81,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  8 % $61,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  8 % $61,890
Utilities    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  7 % $83,650
Utilities    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  7 % $83,650
Construction of Buildings    110  1 % 130  1 % 20  14 % $72,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    100  1 % 120  1 % 20  15 % $76,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    100  1 % 120  1 % 20  15 % $76,980
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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