Electrician Salaries in Massachusetts

Electricians made the list of occupations with the most job openings in Massachusetts during the ten-year period leading up to 2024 according to the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Another agency indicated that Massachusetts offers numerous jobs for electricians. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2015:

  • The Lowell area had the 10th highest concentration of electricians of any city in the country on a population basis
  • The Boston area had the 10th highest total number of electricians employed of any city in the country
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The Boston Business Journal reported that Massachusetts had the 3rd highest percentage of increase in construction trade workers in the country in the year leading up to March 2016.

Construction Market Data reported that the value of commercial projects that had been bid in Massachusetts totaled more than $59 billion as of July 2016. More than $15 billion worth of civil construction was in the post-bid phase at that time.

Record job growth in Massachusetts’ biotech industry contributes significantly to the state’s need for construction workers such as electricians. About 1.6 million square feet of lab space was under construction in Massachusetts as of 2015 according to the biotech grade group MassBio.

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout Massachusetts

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Barnstable Town MA
310
63040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua MA-NH
11570
65450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division
7210
69330
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division
260
55090
Framingham MA NECTA Division
1240
63980
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town MA-NH NECTA Division
380
69120
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem MA-NH NECTA Division
140
49010
Leominster-Gardner MA
130
61410
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division
1450
57030
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead MA NECTA Division
140
59660
New Bedford MA
230
46800
Peabody-Salem-Beverly MA NECTA Division
150
62370
Pittsfield MA
160
58760
Springfield MA-CT
1260
54550
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division
220
58390
Worcester MA-CT
1320
70510
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
130
44760
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
40
66010
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
60
58670

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in Massachusetts

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

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

  • Barnstable Town: $89,490 – $100,580
  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton: $85,820 – $98,070
  • Framingham: $89,420 – $100,270
  • Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem: $90,500 – $100,730
  • Peabody-Salem-Beverly: $87,850 – $99,480
  • Springfield: $87,690 – $97,800
  • Worcester: $85,650 – $99,610

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton: $59,220 – $77,680
  • Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton: $75,190 – $111,340
  • Framingham: $55,470 – $77,080
  • Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town: $61,170 – $75,360
  • Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem: $36,920 – $59,930
  • Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford: $56,460 – $79,350
  • Peabody-Salem-Beverly: $69,350 – $82,310
  • Springfield: $69,090 – $81,530
  • Taunton-Middleborough-Norton: $47,960 – $61,220
  • Worcester: $68,350 – $91,590

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

  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton: $77,630 – $97,770

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Transportation Equipment:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua: $69,130 – $94,490

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton: $39,710 – $94,160
  • Springfield: $25,140 – $38,900

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua: $35,910 – $60,550

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua: $60,770 – $78,490
  • Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford: $56,260 – $80,220
  • New Bedford: $46,480 – $71,960
  • Springfield: $49,430 – $68,980
  • Worcester: $54,290 – $76,450

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
130
62150
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
2240
60150
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
210
79820
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
200
43080
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
240
36100
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
1270
55520
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2270
83340

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in the Major Cities of Massachusetts

Electrician apprentices in Worcester earned the 5th highest average salary in the country as of 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This agency also provides salary data for the occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” in the major urban areas of Massachusetts. Shown below is information that represents the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship; 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua MA-NH
1340
33850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA NECTA Division
910
33660
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton MA NECTA Division
50
37090
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MA-NH NECTA Division
90
28260
New Bedford MA
Estimate not released
25480
Springfield MA-CT
Estimate not released
29590
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton MA NECTA Division
30
33680
Worcester MA-CT
90
39840

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