All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $53,879
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $20.58
    Median: $26.01
    Experienced: $36.75
  • Growth (2014-2019)9%
  • Openings (2014-2019)217
  • Current Employment 6,111
  • Projected Employment 6,234
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma


Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • Electrical Work
  • Repair
  • Hand Tools
  • Electrical Systems
  • Wiring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Leadership

occupational tasks

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters or test lamps
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects or the need for adjustment or repair and to ensure compliance with codes

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)