Electrician’s wage: $25K in NY

A Cedar Rapids electrician working in the Bronx has earned more than $25,000 since he joined the city’s workforce in June, a city official said Tuesday.

Troy Staley, 35, worked for the Department of Public Works for three years, earning a salary of $26,000 in July and October, according to an agency report.

The report said Staley was awarded an annual salary of about $20,000 for work performed in the city during that time.

Staley has been an electrician for 25 years and has worked in New York for more than 25 years, the report said.

Staley said he earned about $25 per hour, and the average rate for the city is $19.15 per hour.

The average rate per hour for the entire city is about $15.46, the City of Cedar Rapids said in a statement.

He said he worked for an employer that offered him a salary for working 24-hour shifts.

Stylist and electrical engineer, Staley said, is an industry that requires specialized training and knowledge.

He is grateful for the work he does and looks forward to the future,” the statement said.

The City of Chicago’s Department of Human Resources said Stylists salaries are “generally higher” than electricians.

They include about $60,000 per year, or about $32,000 annually for a full-time electrician.