Electrician Salaries in Minnesota

Electricians made the Minnesota government’s list of occupations in demand that have a 5-star rating—the most favorable rating possible (Minnesota Employment and Economic Department, 2016). This agency expects the number of jobs for electricians in Minnesota to increase by more than 10% in the 10-year period ending in 2024 and even more in certain regions of the state:

  • Seven County Minneapolis-St. Paul area: 22.5% increase in jobs for electricians
  • Southeast Minnesota: 19.4% increase in jobs for electricians
SPONSORED

Featured Online Residential Electrician Career Diploma Program

Learn the skills that will help you take your first step toward a career as a Residential Electrician. With Penn Foster Career School, you can take affordable electrician courses online and study where and when you want. Our interactive program covers modern industry trends such as smart home technology, and includes a virtual simulation experience, student discounts from Snap-on, and complies with the latest version of the National Electrical Code®. Request Information.

So many construction jobs were added in January 2016 that these “gains put construction among the few bright spots in…January jobs picture” in Minnesota according to Finance & Commerce. Demand for electricians and other specialty trades people provided the biggest boost to these bright job figures released by the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development Department.

Construction employers in Minnesota added even more jobs in February 2016. These 3,200 new construction jobs represented more than one-third of the total jobs added in Minnesota that month.

One potential problem for Minnesota’s construction industry is a lack of skilled workers. In 2015, contractors responded to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota and expressed a great deal of concern about the difficulty of finding skilled craft workers in 2016. Three-quarters of specialty contractors rated the process of finding them as difficult, while more than 80% of general contractors expected the process to be difficult.

Seventy percent of the contractors who responded to that survey indicated that they primarily work in the Twin Cities Metro area. Current and planned construction for this area from July 2016 included:

  • Approval of the Excelsior 4-story senior-living center
  • North Loops apartments ground breaking
  • Transformation of the North Minneapolis intersection
  • Announcement of the University of Minnesota plan to invest $99 million in upgrading Pioneer Hall
  • 215 affordable apartments planned near Green Line in St. Paul

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout Minnesota

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Duluth MN-WI
750
58160
Mankato-North Mankato MN
190
47210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MN-WI
6920
62920
Rochester MN
470
64590
St. Cloud MN
500
50170
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
880
45780
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
190
62640
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
530
42830
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
760
52850

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in Minnesota

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for a number of different types of specialized electricians that work in Minnesota’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:

  • Duluth: $75,500 – $96,420
  • Mankato-North Mankato: $79,990 – $97,570
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: $80,620 – $98,450
  • Rochester: $68,230 – $83,350
  • Cloud: $64,500 – $95,240

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment:

  • Duluth: $61,230 – $106,820
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: $60,970 – $79,050
  • Cloud: $42,320 – $62,840

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

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: $72,790 – $93,210

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Transportation Equipment:

  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn: $53,830 – $63,060

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: $35,270 – $48,930

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: $42,030 – $60,000

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington: $50,590 – $64,310
  • Cloud: $50,320 – $71,880

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
50
54920
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
920
61140
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
340
73510
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
310
33390
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
820
40430
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
890
48050
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2550
74550

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in the Twin Cities

The number of Electrician Apprentices in the Seven County Minneapolis-St. Paul area should increase by more than 20% during the ten-year period ending in 2024 according to the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development Department.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salary data for the occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington. Shown below is information that represents the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship; 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MN-WI
170
29650

Back to Top