Electrician Salaries in Florida

Despite a shortage of skilled trade workers in Florida, 71% of the construction firms in the state reported that they planned to hire more workers in 2016 in response to a survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported how construction companies are responding to the shortage of skilled workers by raising pay and benefits as of 2016:

  • 49% increased base pay rates
  • 30% are providing incentives and/or bonuses
  • 23% increased their contributions to employee benefits

Electricians find ready employment in Florida. The state’s Department of Economic Opportunity expects that the number of jobs for electricians will increase by 20.5% between 2015 and 2023.

As of 2015, Florida had the 4th highest number of jobs for electricians in the country according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This agency reported that more than 32,000 electricians were employed in Florida that year.

Predictions suggest that the high rate of construction in Florida will continue unabated. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity ranked building construction as the fastest growing industry in Florida for the period between 2015 and 2023.

According to the survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, Florida’s construction companies reported projects ramping up for new offices along with retail, warehouse, and hotel construction. This report also indicated that work remains steady in Florida’s K-12 schools, public buildings, and in the energy sector.

Salaries for Residential Electricians in Florida’s Urban and Rural Areas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the range of salaries earned by electricians throughout Florida. Highly skilled master electricians can expect to earn salaries at the highest end of these ranges (2015):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
1430
38510
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin FL
510
49930
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL
700
39280
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
3650
40460
Gainesville FL
540
35920
Jacksonville FL
2810
45800
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
870
47350
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach FL
9480
44770
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
3260
50030
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island FL
720
39260
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton FL
1090
45730
Ocala FL
420
40350
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
4830
38990
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
880
45480
Panama City FL
380
38140
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
490
42210
Port St. Lucie FL
470
42700
Punta Gorda FL
180
35660
Sebastian-Vero Beach FL
130
35810
Tallahassee FL
390
39630
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
4340
41550
The Villages FL
190
39830
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach FL Metropolitan Division
2570
44220
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
120
40870
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
350
40280
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
360
42240

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in Florida’s Major Urban Areas

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

  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers: $43,820 – $73,350
  • Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin: $58,890 – $67,270
  • Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach: $34,350 – $64,280
  • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach: $45,290 – $73,040
  • Jacksonville: $56,150 – $72,450
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $48,570 – $70,820
  • Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island: $50,030 – $69,650
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton: $41,210 – $60,200
  • Ocala: $44,560 – $64,770
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: $52,080 – $69,890
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville: $44,020 – $71,120
  • Panama City: $64,210 – $75,490
  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent: $56,480 – $68,230
  • Port St. Lucie: $47,240 – $71,920
  • Tallahassee: $51,510 – $75,280
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: $44,670 – $68,220
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach: $52,630 – $62,380

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

  • Jacksonville: $64,690 – $78,620
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $48,770 – $78,400
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: $52,730 – $78,910

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Transportation Equipment:

  • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach: $48,750 – $75,720
  • Jacksonville: $62,190 – $84,220
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $58,920 – $77,800
  • Orland-Kissimmee-Sanford: $46,240 – $64,210
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach: $46,700 – $69,530

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers: $44,980 – $65,040
  • Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin: $55,080 – $63,070
  • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach: $45,580 – $70,810
  • Jacksonville: $58,410 – $75,650
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven: $62,660 – $77,500
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $52,080 – $74,910
  • Ocala: $64,360 – $81,500
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: $50,070 – $75,290
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville: $56,030 – $75,840
  • Panama City: $40,990 – $59,210
  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent: $47,480 – $70,490
  • Port St. Lucie: $46,530 – $67,410
  • Tallahassee: $57,550 – $79,270
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: $50,390 – $74,630

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers: $44,450 – $57,790
  • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach: $46,950 – $62,840
  • Jacksonville: $37,970 – $74,680
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $36,540 – $58,370
  • Ocala: $46,550 – $58,650
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: $43,040 – $69,390
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville: $40,620 – $48,160
  • Port St. Lucie: $34,710 – $58,250
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: $34,840 – $47,200
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach: $39,810 – $60,530

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach: $35,460 – $51,170
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $27,160 – $44,020
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: $36,950 – $57,480
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: $33,420 – $48,050
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach: $18,830 – $33,750

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers and Repairers:

  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers: $40,360 – $53,560
  • Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin: $37,880 – $49,550
  • Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach: $39,540 – $55,870
  • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach: $42,280 – $51,410
  • Gainesville: $33,390 – $48,020
  • Jacksonville: $40,490 – $60,450
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven: $34,880 – $47,380
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach: $41,440 – $54,690
  • Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island: $45,830 – $56,420
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton: $51,890 – $61,090
  • Ocala: $37,020 – $51,320
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: $40,890 – $55,910
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville: $40,020 – $61,670
  • Panama City: $33,770 – $38,930
  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent: $30,740 – $48,740
  • Port St. Lucie: $39,720 – $55,380
  • Tallahassee: $37,650 – $48,620
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: $41,050 – $56,300
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach: $42,760 – $58,610

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
670
53850
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
4170
50860
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
1480
59180
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
530
32050
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
2230
40250
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
5760
40620
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
7330
51760

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in Florida’s Major Cities and its Rural South

Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity ranked electrician apprentices as the profession with the 13th highest level of predicted job growth for the period between 2015 and 2023. In addition, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on the large number of jobs for electrician apprentices in Florida as of 2015:

  • Florida had the 3rd highest number of electrician apprentices of any state
  • Florida cities that had the highest number of electrician apprentices in the country included:
    • The Orlando area with the 6th highest
    • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater with the 9th highest

Salary data for the BLS’ occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” throughout Florida is shown here to represent the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship; 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
Estimate not released
24270
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin FL
120
25270
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL
Estimate not released
28950
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
260
26040
Gainesville FL
60
30260
Jacksonville FL
680
27460
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
160
29950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach FL
1340
25510
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
700
24550
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island FL
Estimate not released
26080
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton FL
80
24780
Ocala FL
90
27100
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
1390
24310
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
50
23830
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
40
23350
Tallahassee FL
120
23970
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
1170
24460
The Villages FL
50
31320
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach FL Metropolitan Division
370
26920
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
26560

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