Electrician Salaries in North Dakota

North Dakota had the highest concentration of jobs for electricians in the county as of 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Two of the state’s rural areas had particularly large concentrations of electricians:

  • Far West North Dakota: highest concentration of electricians of any rural area in the country
  • Far East North Dakota: 2nd highest concentration of electricians of any rural area in the country
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Major construction projects that will provide opportunities for North Dakota’s electricians as of 2016 include:

  • Plans are moving forward to build the largest US refinery since 1976. The Davis Refinery will process up to 55,000 barrels of oil a day and take advantage of the Bakken shale (FuelFix).
  • Williston laid out a five-year plan for spending $1 billion on infrastructure including a new $250 million airport (CNBC)
  • The University of North Dakota is in the midst of a construction boom (School Construction News):
    • $15.5 million to create the new 37,000-square foot Collaborative Energy Complex
    • Addition of a two-story building to the Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library

Salaries for Residential Electricians Throughout North Dakota

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bismarck ND
550
53510
Fargo ND-MN
960
55740
Grand Forks ND-MN
320
64280
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
1730
62020
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
590
63490
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
250
50980
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
290
57840

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in North Dakota

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides salaries for three types of specialized electricians that work in urban and rural areas of North Dakota (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:

  • Bismarck: $72,060 – $94,470
  • Fargo: $66,780 – $95,890
  • Grand Forks: $84,560 – $97,390
  • Rural Areas:
    • Far West North Dakota: $57,320 – $77,860
    • West Central North Dakota: $61,970 – $89,080
    • East Central North Dakota: $70,900 – $79,860
    • Far East North Dakota: $82,160 – $98,430

Electrical and Electronics Repairers Specializing in Commercial and Industrial Equipment:

  • Far West Rural North Dakota: $66,740 – $87,250

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Specializing in Motor Vehicles:

  • Bismarck: $28,610 – $37,870

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
40
52510
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
310
64830
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
60
85120
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
70
36150
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
270
40970
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
40
47050
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
860
64970

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