Electrician Salaries in Oklahoma

The number of jobs for electricians in Oklahoma is expected to increase by 15% during the ten-year period ending in 2024 according to the state’s Employment Security Commission. The Commission expects that heavy and civil engineering construction will have the 5th fastest rate of increase in jobs of any industry in Oklahoma through 2018.

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The construction industry in Oklahoma emerged from its decline and added 2,400 jobs in the final four months of 2015. In fact, investment in residential construction grew at its fastest rate in more than three years.

Contractors currently struggle to find skilled construction workers in Oklahoma. All of the contractors surveyed in Oklahoma in 2015 expected to have difficulty to find and hire skilled craft workers such as electricians in the coming year according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, 11 transportation projects are underway that will take two years to complete according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Also, the University of Oklahoma embarked on a number of major construction projects. The Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium should be completed by the fall of 2016, while two major projects are due for completion in 2017:

  • Jenkins Avenue Parking Facility
  • Student Housing Expansion in the Residential Colleges

Salaries for Residential Electricians in Urban and Rural Oklahoma

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

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawton OK
130
49170
Oklahoma City OK
2210
44810
Tulsa OK
2020
47780
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
560
46460
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
480
48250
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
290
44250
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
800
44110

Salaries for Specialty Electricians in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma City:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $64,010 – $78,900
  • Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers Specializing in Transportation Equipment: $56,470 – $61,880
  • Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers: $34,170 – $49,200
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: $37,050 – $56,700

Tulsa:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $55,360 – $84,450
  • Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers: $28,200 – $33,170
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: $40,290 – $59,450

Lawton:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $65,430 – $78,880
  • Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers: $36,850 – $49,200

Northeast Rural Oklahoma:

  • Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers Specializing in Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay: $74,070 – $96,230
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $38,950 – $79,180
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: $30,680 – $56,340

Northwest Rural Oklahoma:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $48,830 – $75,360
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: $26,120 – $38,080

Southeast Rural Oklahoma:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: $52,160 – $72,780
  • Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers Specializing in Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay: $68,990 – $80,740
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers: $27,900 – $42,220

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
Estimate not released
54170
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Commercial and Industrial Equipment
1020
53720
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay
200
68070
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers Motor Vehicles
80
31560
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
290
34690
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
890
37300
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
1990
52960

Salaries for Electrician Apprentices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Rural Oklahoma

Oklahoma had the 3rd highest concentration of jobs for electrician apprentices in the country in 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This agency provides salary data for the occupational classification for “Electrician’s Helpers” in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and rural Oklahoma. Shown below is information that represents the wages earned during an electrical apprenticeship:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Oklahoma City OK
750
32140
Tulsa OK
530
32420
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
40
27470
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
30180
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
Estimate not released
29660

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