Electricians (47-2111)

Occupation description:  Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Excludes Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (49-2098).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2,1392,161 1.02 3335
United States 628,800714,700 13.78,590 9,60018,180

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.2415.2919.02 25.3533.4943.47
Alaska 39.2326.3932.58 38.1446.8955.36
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.9925.4331.64 36.7443.5849.23
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.2525.5432.27 37.3545.8152.95
Southeast Region 36.8324.8531.40 37.4843.6148.12
Balance of State 42.6328.5834.27 41.6952.7359.69

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,769771 27.837.0 28.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation465
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation273
UI claimants previously working in occupation659
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 877
Number of job position postings 289
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.0

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Apprenticeship

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Electrical Hazards
Electrician
Fall Protection
Fire Detection and Protection
Fire Prevention
Hazard Communication
Hazard Recognition Training, 16-Hour EM 385-1-1
Hazard Recognition Training, 40-Hour EM 385-1-1
Health Hazards in Construction
Introduction to OSHA - Construction
Introduction to OSHA - General Industry
Lockout and Tagout
Machine Guarding
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for General Industry
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for General Industry
Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Programs and Subpart C
Scaffolds
Stairways and Ladders
Walking and Working Surfaces

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Pre-Apprentice Electrician

 Degree
Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Inside Wireman Certificate
Residential Wireman Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 Hour General Construction
OSHA 30 Hour General Construction

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Construction Trades
Construction Trades/Plumbing Systems/Electrical Systems
NCCER Core Curriculum

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection - S08

 Degree
Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Industrial Electricity Certificate

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10/30 hour Construction Outreach Certificate
OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry
OSHA Construction Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection Certificate
Trenching, Excavating & Shoring Certificate

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Construction Technology

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Electrical I Endorsement
Scaffolding Endorsement

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User
OSHA 10 Hour Construction / 020 Training
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry / 021
OSHA 30 Hour Construction / 022
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry / 023

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Electrical Training

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
OSHA Outreach Training, 10 Hour Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 30 Hour Certificate
Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate

 Degree
Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
Energy Efficient Retrofits of Existing Buildings (Module 9) - AHFC Sponsored
Lighting Retrofit Fundamentals
Lighting Retrofit Fundamentals - AHFC Sponsored
Residential Lighting & Efficiency

 Degree
Yuut Elitnaurviat   (Bethel)
Electrical Certificate