Electrician Salaries in Missouri

The job prospects for electricians in Missouri received an A+ rating for the 10-year period ending in 2022 from the state’s Department of Economic Development. Electricians also made the Department’s list of fastest growing occupations in the state. The number of jobs for electricians in Missouri should increase by more than 20% during this time frame.

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Both residential and industrial construction projects in Missouri offer opportunities for electricians, since they are growing rapidly. In fact, KC Economy.com reported that construction “was particularly strong in Missouri as it outpaced national rates.”

Construction took place on more than 2.8 million square feet of warehouse & distribution centers in the St. Louis area in early 2016 according to the global real estate services company Colliers International.

In the Kansas City region, year-to-date home building activity rose almost 30% for the first half of 2016 according to the Residential Building Permit Statistics report from the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. Nearly 2,800 permits were issued during that period.

As of June 2016, single-family permit activity in the Kansas City area rose to its highest monthly level since October 2007. All 8 metro-area counties saw growth during that period. Housing permits increased by an exceptionally large amount in Cass and Clay Counties.

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

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Girardeau MO-IL
160
47750
Columbia MO
210
50940
Jefferson City MO
320
51380
Joplin MO
430
51690
Kansas City MO-KS
4040
59390
St. Joseph MO-KS
350
58590
St. Louis MO-IL
4790
62780
Springfield MO
720
51730
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
270
41640
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
200
55140
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
450
45600
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
110
45890

Salaries for Specialty Electricians Throughout Missouri

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

  • Cape Girardeau: $70,500 – $80,810
  • Columbia: $66,670 – $79,010
  • Jefferson City: $79,530 – $94,880
  • Joplin: $74,290 – $93,920
  • Kansas City: $80,180 – $96,780
  • Joseph: $79,130 – $94,880
  • Louis: $76,360 – $97,140
  • Springfield: $74,900 – $94,580

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment:

  • Jefferson City: $47,810 – $65,070
  • Joplin: $49,820 – $60,600
  • Kansas City: $54,900 – $75,180
  • Joseph: $49,960 – $72,720
  • Louis: $56,360 – $77,630
  • Springfield: $48,950 – $59,310

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

  • Kansas City: $70,870 – $81,040
  • Louis: $72,170 – $94,610

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Transportation Equipment:

  • Kansas City: $47,750 – $73,620
  • Louis: $43,650 – $63,810

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Louis: $30,680 – $43,490

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers:

  • Kansas City: $37,420 – $57,110
  • Louis: $35,440 – $64,800

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers:

  • Jefferson City: $36,740 – $58,670
  • Kansas City: $45,140 – $68,910
  • Louis: $40,740 – $60,220
  • Springfield: $43,440 – $59,080

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
240
58200
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
1100
53600
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
510
74180
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
250
35110
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
710
40360
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers(492098)
1280
40740
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
3500
70430

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in Missouri’s Major Cities and Its North Rural Area

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development expects the number of electrician apprentices in the state to increase extremely rapidly. In fact, this Department rated the profession of electrician apprentices as the 3rd fastest growing occupation in the state for the 10-year period ending in 2022. Their numbers should increase by nearly 38% during this period.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salary data for the occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” in Missouri’s three largest cities and the north rural portion of the state. Shown below is information that represents the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship (2015):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Kansas City MO-KS
210
28280
St. Louis MO-IL
110
32330
Springfield MO
110
32160
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
70
27000

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