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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
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    12,800  77 % 14,190  78 % 1,390  11 % $67,610
Specialty Trade Contractors    12,530  76 % 13,870  76 % 1,340  11 % $67,430
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    380  2 % 400  2 % 20  5 % $67,400
Educational Services    330  2 % 370  2 % 40  12 % $74,300
Educational Services    330  2 % 370  2 % 40  12 % $74,300
Health Care and Social Assistance    240  1 % 250  1 % 10  5 % $73,040
Hospitals    230  1 % 240  1 % 10  5 % $72,370
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    200  1 % 210  1 % 10  3 % $71,310
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    150  1 % 190  1 % 40  20 % $72,910
Utilities    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  7 % $78,790
Utilities    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  7 % $78,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  8 % $69,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  8 % $69,410
Construction of Buildings    110  1 % 130  1 % 20  14 % $79,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    100  1 % 120  1 % 20  15 % $73,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    100  1 % 120  1 % 20  15 % $73,690
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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