How much do electricians make?


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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for electricians in 2012 was $49,840 per year. The highest 10 percent earned more than $82,930, and the lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,420.

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The employment of electricians is projected to grow by 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The most stable employment for electricians is in factories, as of 2014. The majority of electricians learn their trade by being apprentices for a period of four to five years. Most states require electricians to be licensed and pass an exam. Almost all electricians work full-time, with some working evenings and weekends.

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