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How much do electricians and electrical engineers earn?

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07/30/2013

In 2011, U.S. electricians had an income of on an average $52,910 according to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Their average average hourly pay was estimated at $25.44. On average electrical engineers got $42.88 per hour in 2011, according to the same source. For a full year's work this amounts to $89,200 with a workload of 2,080 hours. In addition to this many electrical engineers work overtime. The pay range of electrical engineers in the US in 2011 was from $54,710 to $131,660 for that year.