Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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).

Number of positions

2012: 17,870    2014: 18,470

Annual job postings

New: 300    Replacement: 460
(Total: 760)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.