Electrician Salaries in Connecticut

The state of Connecticut expects the number of jobs for electricians to increase by more than 21% in the ten-year period leading up to 2022 (Connecticut Department of Labor). This rate of growth should result in nearly 1,300 new jobs for electricians becoming available in Connecticut during this period.

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Experts say that construction will lead Connecticut in job growth over the next 10 years. In fact, HartfordBusiness.com published an article in 2014 called “Construction poised to be CT’s growth industry.” With the recovery from the Great Recession, increases in Connecticut’s construction industry are aided by public projects that are moving forward and a clearing of the backlog of private projects.

The Connecticut Department of Labor predicts extremely strong growth in the construction of utility systems with an increase of more than 50%. Both residential and non-residential building construction should increase by more than 25% during the ten-year period leading up to 2022. All of these trends will benefit skilled electricians in Connecticut.

The challenge for Connecticut’s construction industry will be having an available labor force according to Don Shubert, president of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association (CCIA), who was quoted in HartfordBusiness.com. Shubert said that the CCIA is working with utilities to produce enough trained employees to work on the $7 billion expansion of Connecticut’s natural gas home heating system that will take place over the next 10 years.

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout Connecticut

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the range of salaries earned by electricians in Connecticut’s urban 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
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
1050
62720
Danbury CT
450
52760
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
2370
52720
New Haven CT
980
59310
Norwich-New London-Westerly CT-RI
630
53960
Waterbury CT
350
56120
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
300
48740

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in Connecticut’s Major Cities and Its Rural Areas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for a number of different types of specialized electricians that work in the major cities of Connecticut and its rural areas (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:

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: $66,750 – $88,060
  • Harford: $66,930 – $90,460
  • New Haven: $60,660 – $78,110
  • Norwich-New London-Westerly: $66,630 – $82,060

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Hartford: $29,440 – $42,740

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

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: $76,160 – $94,760

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Transportation:

  • Hartford: $60,040 – $78,380

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: $87,120 – $99,770
  • Hartford: $91,440 – $101,400
  • New Haven: $88,100 – $97,770
  • Norwich-New London-Westerly: $84,910 – $98,300

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: $41,600 – $67,570

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Hartford: $29,440 – $42,740

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers and Repairers:

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: $56,160 – $77,000
  • Hartford: $52,340 – $70,860
  • New Haven: $55,980 – $72,170

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
60
55370
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
520
65070
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
100
83050
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
170
34380
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
470
45360
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
610
53120
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
780
85040

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in Connecticut’s Major Cities

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that electrician apprentices in Worcester earned the highest average salary in the country as of 2015. This agency provides salary data for the occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” throughout Connecticut is shown here to represent the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship; 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT
Estimate not released
23420
Danbury CT
50
35270
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT
150
30720
New Haven CT
100
32400
Norwich-New London-Westerly CT-RI
Estimate not released
25390
Waterbury CT
40
31270

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