Electrical unions, as well as unions in general, do not have salary caps. As of 2013, the average salary for an electrician was roughly $40,000 for union members, and this is compared to the $49,000 electricians working outside of a union in 2012 made, as reported by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical workers may earn more or less depending on expertise and years in the field.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical workers is the largest union in the United States, giving membership to 750,000 electrical workers. The average salary of union members is $40,683, and the highest paid members earn anywhere from $74,000 to $110,000 per year. Aside from monitoring salaries, labor unions also cover health care benefits and advocate for workers rights.