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Income Percentile Stats
- To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $160,000 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
- To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $108,706 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
Income of Electricians by Highest Education LevelTotal Income of $55,000 ranks for education levels. There is not a lot of data for people with Masters Degrees, Professional Degrees, or Doctoral Degrees, so this data may be misleading.:
- Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 63th and 75.3th percentiles.
- Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 61.6th and 68.5th percentiles.
- Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 47.1th and 59.7th percentiles.
- Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 53.4th and 65.2th percentiles.
- Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 64.1th and 74.6th percentiles.
Income Percentile Distribution by Education LevelHighest Level of Education for Electricians:
- Other (N/A or Less than HS): 7.7%
- HS Diploma / GED: 38.6%
- Associates Degree and Some College: 46.7%
- Bachelors Degree: 6.1%
- Masters Degree: 0.7%
- Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 0.2%
- Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 0%
Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors
- For Engineering undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 48th and 58.9th percentiles.
- For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 50.1th and 62.1th percentiles.
- For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 60th and 71.1th percentiles.
- For Engineering Technologies undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 56th and 68.3th percentiles.
- For Education Administration and Teaching undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 61.1th and 73.1th percentiles.
- For Fine Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 53.1th and 64.7th percentiles.
- For Computer and Information Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 62.8th and 74.1th percentiles.
- For Communications undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 54.2th and 61.7th percentiles.
- For Physical Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 44.4th and 57.5th percentiles.
- For Criminal Justice and Fire Protection undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 62.1th and 69.3th percentiles.
Treemap of Undergraduate Majors
Methodology and Assumptions
This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 799,524 Electricians. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 6355 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).Exclusions and Filters Applied:
- Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
- High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
- Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can. The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
- All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
- There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
- Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
- Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
- Doctoral Degree: PHd