Electrician Salaries in Arizona

Arizona’s booming construction industry lacks skilled workers such as high quality electricians according to David Jones, president of the Arizona Construction industry who was quoted by CBS5Az. The construction industry in Arizona added 1,500 jobs in May 2016 alone according to the June 2016 employment report from the state’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics.

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Part of the reason that the construction industry in Arizona is growing so rapidly is that the state is widely considered to be a state with favorable business practices for construction. In fact, the Phoenix Business Journal reported that the Associated Builders and Contractors ranked Arizona first in the country for these types of business practices in 2015. In addition, Forbes projects that Arizona will lead the country in job growth in the coming years, while the Arizona Republic reported that experts claim that “Arizona has become a landing spot for expanding businesses.”

Thus, Arizona’s construction industry will generate a large number of jobs for electricians in the coming years. The Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics predicts that the numbers of electricians will increase by 45.2% during the 10-year period ending in 2022. This rate of growth exceeds that nationally by more than 3-fold. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Phoenix area had the 9th highest number of jobs for electricians of any city in the country as of 2015.

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout Arizona

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the range of salaries earned by electricians in Arizona’s major cities and rural areas. Highly skilled master electricians can expect to earn salaries at the highest end of these ranges (2015):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Flagstaff AZ
220
45710
Lake Havasu City-Kingman AZ
80
43230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ
8480
48850
Prescott AZ
160
57970
Sierra Vista-Douglas AZ
150
46480
Tucson AZ
1190
46250
Yuma AZ
220
47040
Arizona nonmetropolitan area
510
58360

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in Arizona’s Major Cities

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for a number of different types of specialized electricians that work throughout Arizona (2015). Those with the most education and experience tend to earn salaries at the upper end of the ranges shown here:

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment:

  • Phoenix: $47,810 – $77,540
  • Tucson: $61,700 – $66.460
  • Yuma: $59,920 – $90,180

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

  • Phoenix: $86,270 – $98,160

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

  • Phoenix: $83,430 – $98,960
  • Yuma: $84,440 – $103,610

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Phoenix: $46,420 – $63,550
  • Prescott: $29,510 – $45,540
  • Tucson: $40,480 – $58,110

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Phoenix: $25,860 – $39,300

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers and Repairers:

  • Lake Havasu City-Kingman: $36,010 – $49,910
  • Phoenix: $55,840 – $80,380
  • Tucson: $30,820 – $49,660

The statewide average for electricians in these specialized roles is shown in the table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers / Transportation Equipment
40
55430
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
900
53860
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
450
81310
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
270
29620
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
1800
45790
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
1500
53130
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
1280
72960

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in Phoenix and Tucson

The Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics expects dramatic job growth for electrician apprentices in the state. This agency predicts that the number of jobs for these apprentices will increase by 61.6% during the ten-year period ending in 2022.

Salary data for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” is shown here to represent the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship; 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ
320
28300
Tucson AZ
Estimate not released
25190

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