Electricians work for companies that build, install and maintain electric equipment, including power plants, substations, and power lines.
But some of them are also electricians, and they are finding out that there are a few jobs that they have to do as well.
Electricians working on trains A lot of the jobs electricians are getting are in the service industry, and a lot of them require a high level of technical skills.
A recent study of more than 500 electricians by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) found that electricians earn less than $25,000 per year.
But there is also an economic side to the electrician.
ACTA says electricians pay about one-third less than other workers in similar jobs.
Electrician salaries have risen in recent years, but they have remained low in recent decades.
The ACTA study, published in 2018, found that electrical workers earned less than 2 percent of the median wage in 2014, and about 6 percent in 2024.
Electric workers pay about 15 percent of median wages for workers in the field of construction and demolition.
In 2017, a study from the Center for American Progress found that workers in construction and engineering earned an average of $26.27 per hour, compared with about $23.20 in electrical workers.
A study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy found that about 3.4 percent of all electricians were women.
“We know that electrician is a high-skilled, high-paid occupation, but that it’s also a job that women are still underrepresented in,” said Stephanie Dyer, an associate professor at the University of Michigan and one of the authors of the study.
Some electricians say they feel like they are being asked to take on a dangerous profession, such as plumbing or welding.
But they also say they want to be compensated for their work.
They worry that employers will not pay the wages they are earning.
Electric utility jobs also are expensive.
Electricity costs an average $14,919 per year for a 40-hour work week.
A 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Labor found that a household with an electrician makes about $18,400 a year.
There are other job titles where electricians may be paid less than their full-time counterparts.
“Electricians tend to be paid on the basis of the hours worked, which is not fair,” said Robert Ritter, the president of the Electrician’s Union, which represents electricians.
He also said that a majority of electricians do not have the training required for those jobs.
Electricien working on a truck The number of electrician positions is expected to increase in coming years.
Some employers are also looking to recruit people from other fields.
A 2015 survey by the National Association of State Electric Trades found that more than half of the state’s electricians have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 29 percent of workers in other occupations.
But electricians also are expected to get a bump in pay, as more states are moving toward universal electric vehicle charging.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Electricians and Plumbers and Pipefitters of America are both sponsoring legislation that would require electricians to have a minimum of four years of college training.
Electric companies also are considering offering paid sick leave for their electricians in the future.
“The reality is that the electricians and electricians who have the knowledge and experience to make sure that electric vehicles and smart electric cars work, that will pay off,” said Andrew Smith, an electric electrician for the Electric Power Research Institute.
“It will pay for themselves, too.”
Electriciens working on the road The electrician profession is growing.
The industry has grown by nearly 12 percent since the early 2000s.
A survey by IHS Markit found that the number of electricalians in service jobs increased by 10 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Electric vehicle companies are hiring more electricians every year.
Electric car owners and electric vehicle manufacturers have been recruiting electricians since the late 1990s.
And some electrician training programs are now offered by colleges, such the International Institute of Electricians.
ACAA says the number and diversity of electrical jobs is increasing.
But the ACTA survey shows that many of those jobs require technical knowledge that may be more difficult to acquire in some areas.
For example, the ACAA study found that less than half (47.6 percent) of electric drivers had bachelor’s degrees or higher.
And less than 1 in 5 (18.2 percent) had a four-year college degree.
The survey also found that while a significant number of Americans have electrical training, less than 10 percent of people with those skills have the requisite education and experience in electrical engineering and other fields, according to ACTA.
ACFA says that while it is hard to compare electrical jobs to the construction industry, electric