According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for workers in the United States in the first quarter of 2019 was $905 per week ($22.62 per hour) which totals $47,060 per year. An electrician with just five years of experience can easily make much more than that by following these simple steps.
Every electrician knows the basic standard of “the more experience you have, the more money you make.” To some extent, that’s an accurate statement. However, there are other, proven methods you can use to increase your value/pay, such as electrical continuing education and learning trade knowledge like NEC updates. Here are a few other basic methods to stand out to your employer.