Electrician Salaries in Arkansas

The construction industry in Arkansas employed 46,900 people as of January 2016 according to the state’s Department of Workforce Services. This Department expects that the number of jobs for electricians in Arkansas will increase by 130 a year during the ten-year period ending in 2022.

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The Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction employment in Arkansas rose more than 9% between June 2014 and June 2015 according to Arkansas News. The 4,400 new construction jobs added during this period resulted in the 4th highest rate of increase in the country.

Arkansas Business reported a large number of planned construction projects in the state as of July 2016 that will provide opportunities for electricians:

  • West Little Rock: 69 acres slated for development as apartments
  • Batesville: Renovations for 2 hotels purchased for $6.9 million
  • Bryant: New branch site for Merchants & Farmers Bank of Dumas
  • Fayetteville: Rehabilitation of North College Avenue

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout Arkansas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the range of salaries earned by electricians in Arkansas’s major cities and its 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
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
1050
38420
Fort Smith AR-OK
540
44630
Hot Springs AR
170
37990
Jonesboro AR
200
42230
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
1560
43870
Pine Bluff AR
160
54880
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
280
37740
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
350
40270
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
400
45380
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
640
42600

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in the Major Cities of Arkansas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for a number of different types of specialized electricians that work throughout Arkansas (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:

  • Fort Smith: $43,760 – $57,420
  • Little Rock: $51,530 – $60,010

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers: $64,360 – $77,380
  • Fort Smith: $64,910 – $84,940
  • Jonesboro: $66,560 – $78,370
  • Little Rock: $54,420 – $75,990
  • Pine Bluff: $70,100 – $77,490

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Fort Smith: $23,560 – $47,700
  • Jonesboro: $34,310 – $43,820

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers and Repairers:

  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers: $30,970 – $42,650
  • Fort Smith: $29,620 – $41,300
  • Jonesboro: $29,540 – $42,600
  • Little Rock: $36,140

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Electrical and Electronics Repairers / Commercial and Industrial Equipment
450
47100
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
90
75740
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
Estimate not released
27560
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
260
28990
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
490
32640
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
1530
61420

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in the Major Cities of Arkansas and Its Rural South

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services expects the number of jobs for electrician apprentices in the state to grow by 17.8% in the 10-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
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
130
20990
Fort Smith AR-OK
Estimate not released
29600
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
90
28090
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
21000

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