Electrician Salaries in Indiana

Several of Indiana’s cities had unusually high concentrations of electricians as of 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Gary—3rd highest in the country
  • Kokomo—4th highest in the country
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The state of Indiana expects the number of jobs for electricians to increase by 15.4% in the ten-year period ending in 2022—higher than the predicted national rate of increase (Indiana Department of Workforce Development).

The economic forecast by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business predicts a stronger economic recovery in 2015 and attributes the Indianapolis real estate market as a source of growth. The area boasts construction projects in downtown and the suburban counties.

In 2015, the Indianapolis Business Journal referred to the downtown construction projects as a “deluge” that would avert a dry spell in construction. This article lists construction projects that are underway and will not be finished for quite some time. Thus, these projects pose opportunities for electricians:

  • 21c hotel—$55 million project to build a 150-room hotel and redevelop Old City Hall into public space and an art gallery
  • 360 Market Square—a $121 million project to build a 28-story tower with Whole Foods on the ground floor and 292 luxury apartments above
  • Cummins Distribution Headquarters—a $30 million, 10-story office tower

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout Indiana

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the range of salaries earned by electricians in urban and rural parts of Indiana. Highly skilled master electricians can expect to earn salaries at the highest end of these ranges (2015):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bloomington IN
210
44980
Columbus IN
120
51510
Elkhart-Goshen IN
600
51310
Evansville IN-KY
1120
63940
Fort Wayne IN
1250
53540
Gary IN Metropolitan Division
3680
71710
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson IN
4460
56260
Kokomo IN
540
67390
Lafayette-West Lafayette IN
490
57900
Michigan City-La Porte IN
150
58050
Muncie IN
100
44180
South Bend-Mishawaka IN-MI
450
55480
Terre Haute IN
370
57070
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
870
43160
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
510
58270
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
490
51720

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in the Major Cities of Indiana

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for a number of different types of specialized electricians that work in the major cities of Indiana (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:

  • Evansville: $50,720 – $79,170
  • Fort Wayne: $53,480 – $77,480
  • Gary: $62,000 – $98,090
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson: $54,290 – $74,880
  • Michigan City-La Porte: $57,520 – $78,180
  • South Bend-Mishawaka: $49,550 – $79,670

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

  • Bloomington: $69,090 – $78,870
  • Columbus: $44,800 – $76,580
  • Fort Wayne: $64,310 – $92,740
  • Gary: $69,230 – $81,430
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson: $70,940 – $90,860

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

  • Evansville: $45,820 – $60,130
  • Fort Wayne: $25,700 – $52,460
  • Gary: $55,390 – $76,070
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson: $44,710 – $56,230
  • South Bend-Mishawaka: $47,610 – $60,810

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Evansville: $38,210 – $59,950
  • Gary: $29,900 – $40,620
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson: $31,910 – $44,490

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Elkhart-Goshen: $19,840 – $42,510
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson: $29,510 – $48,540

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

  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson: $70,670 – $81,350

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
310
53430
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
1420
54120
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
880
71330
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
970
28740
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
710
33060
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
1120
42900
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2090
63840

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in Urban and Rural Indiana

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development expects the number of jobs for electrician apprentices to increase by nearly 19% in the ten-year period ending in 2022. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salary data for the occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” throughout Indiana. This information is shown here to represent the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship; 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Evansville IN-KY
Estimate not released
28770
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson IN
240
27010
Kokomo IN
40
23590
South Bend-Mishawaka IN-MI
40
22370
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
26720
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
30
28830

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