Electrician Salaries in Nevada

Nevada expects to see massive job growth through 2017 with construction leading the way according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. This trend bodes well for electricians, and the state of Nevada considers electricians to be a “Demand Occupation” during the ten-year period ending in 2022 (Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation).

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In fact, this Department expects the number of jobs for electricians in Nevada to increase by more than 39% during this ten-year period. This rate of increase is nearly three times greater than the national rate of increase in jobs for electricians.

Construction in Nevada is taking place at such a fast rate that some contractors are having trouble finding qualified workers such as electricians according to an article from 2016 in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

New-home permits in Nevada doubled between 2011 and 2016 partly thanks to a population growth rate three times the national average. The influx of new residents spurred new services in Las Vegas such as:

  • $1.2 billion 155-acre Union Village complex
  • 6 million-square-foot Downtown Summerlin
  • $373 million, 201-room Lucky Dragon Hotel
  • MGM Resorts International’s 3-acre The Park at T-Mobile Arena

In addition, “few construction subsectors have surged like the industrial market.” Nearly 6 million square feet of spec industrial space is in the works in Las Vegas as of mid 2016. The Reno area boasts the construction for Tesla’s $5 billion Giga-factory.

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout Nevada

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Carson City NV
80
54850
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise NV
4300
60120
Reno NV
920
59320
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area
210
59550
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area
320
65790

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in Nevada’s Major Cities and Rural Areas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for a number of different types of specialized electricians that work in Las Vegas, Reno, and the rural areas of Nevada (2015). Those with the most education and experience tend to earn salaries at the upper end of the ranges shown here:

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise:

  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment: $62,040 – $90,720
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay: $73,020 – $93,740
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $72,840 – $99,080
  • Electronic Home Equipment Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers: $47,300 – $68,100
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: $45,490 – $92,720

Reno:

  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment: $57,350 – $78,070
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay: $72,510 – $91,050
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Transportation Equipment: $71,660 – $98,680
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: $49,920 – $61,490

Rural North Nevada:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $76,010 – $104,270

Rural South Nevada:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $86,130 – $98,570

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
210
70920
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
300
59340
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
80
74580
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
40
37920
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
310
46840
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
730
52240
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
530
73550

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in Las Vegas and Reno

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise NV
550
35430
Reno NV
90
35640

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