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Occupational Report for Electricians (47-2111) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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).

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Employment Outlook for Electricians
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Electricians There are 70 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Journeyman Electrician 10/30/14 Oak Grove $25.00/hr to $27.00/hr Neg.
Journeyman Electrician 10/30/14 Hillsboro DOE
Journey Level Electrician 10/30/14 Roseburg DOE
Electrician- Limited Energy 10/28/14 Portland
Electrician, Baggage Handling System 10/27/14 Portland to $36.02/hr
Electrician 10/26/14 Pilot Rock DOE
Electrician 10/26/14 Medford DOE
ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN - 029456 10/25/14 Philomath DOE
Electrican 10/24/14 Portland
Licensed Journeyman Electrician (ADVM) 10/23/14 Portland $33.00/hr
Maintenance Mechanic / Electrician 10/22/14 Portland $25.00/hr to $30.00/hr
Electrician 10/21/14 Portland $30.00/hr to $35.00/hr DOE
Electrician 10/20/14 Pilot Rock $20,000/yr DOE
Journey Level Electrician (Oregon City, OR) 10/20/14 Oregon City DOE
Journeyman Electrician 10/17/14 Salem $25.00/hr to $29.00/hr DOE
Electrician 10/17/14 Portland
Journeyman Electricians-HIRING BONUS! 10/16/14 Portland
Journeyman Electrician 10/15/14 Bend $25.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Journeyman Lineman (Local 125) - 141195 10/14/14 Warrenton DOE
Journeyman Electricians 10/13/14 Portland Neg.
Licensed Electrician 10/13/14 Portland Neg.
Apprentice Electrician 10/13/14 Portland Neg.
Limited Maintenance Electrician 10/10/14 Portland $21.15/hr to $25.00/hr
Journeyman Electrician 10/8/14 Boise $29.00/hr DOE
Residential Electrician 10/8/14 Medford $23.00/hr DOE
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Job Openings from the Web for Electricians The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 52 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Electrician 10/28/14 Portland TEKsystems
Journeyman-Electrician - St. Helens Oregon 10/27/14 Saint Helens Rci
Electrician- Limited Energy 10/25/14 Portland IES
Journeyman-Electrician - St. Helens Portland and Eugene OR 10/25/14 Eugene RCI Recruitment Solutions
Electrician--Oregon Licensed Signing Electrician. 10/24/14 Portland SAINT-GOBAIN CORPORATION
Journeyman-Electrician - St. Helens Portland and Eugene OR 10/24/14 Eugene
Electrician--Oregon Licensed Signing Electrician. 10/24/14 Portland Nrdc
Electrician 3 (Supervising Electrician) 10/24/14 Salem State of Oregon
Journeyman-Electrician - St. Helens Portland and Eugene OR 10/23/14 Eugene RCI Recruitment Solutions
Journeyman-Electrician - St. Helens Portland & Eugene OR 10/23/14 Rci
Electrican 10/22/14 Portland Retronix Semiconductor
Electrician 10/22/14 Hillsboro Retronix International Inc.
Plant Electrician 10/21/14 Portland Mondelez International
Plant Electrician 10/20/14 Portland Mondelez International
Journeyman Electrician 10/17/14 Salem
Electrician 10/16/14 Portland Portland State University
Journeyman Electrician 10/16/14 Bend
Electrician 10/15/14 Portland NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE
Journeyman Electricians-HIRING BONUS! 10/14/14 Portland IES
Licensed Electrician 10/11/14 Portland SOLARCITY
Maintenance Electrician 10/9/14 Hermiston Shearer's Foods Inc.
Residential Electrician 10/8/14 Medford
JOURNEYMAN-ELECTRICIAN 10/7/14 Saint Helens RCI Recruitment Solutions
Journeymen Electrician 10/7/14 Bend
JOURNEYMAN-ELECTRICIAN 10/6/14 Saint Helens Rci
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State of Oregon License Information for Electricians
License License Authority Web Site
Apprentice Electrician, Limited Renewable Energy Technician Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, General Journeyman Apprentice (Inside) Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, Limited Energy Technician Class B (LEB) Apprentice Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, Limited Energy Technician Class A (LEA) Apprentice Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, Limited Maintenance Apprentice Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, Limited Residential Apprentice Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, Manufacturing Plant, Apprentice Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, Signmaker Apprentice Bureau of Labor and Industries
Electrician, General Journeyman (J) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, General Journeyman (J) Reciprocal DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Building Maintenance (BME) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Energy Technician, Class A (LEA) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Energy Technician, Class B (LEB) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Journeyman, Manufacturing Plant (PJ) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Journeyman, Sign (SIG) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Journeyman, Stage (ST) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Maintenance (LME) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Maintenance Manufactured Structures (LMM) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Renewable Energy Technician (LRT) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Residential (LR) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Electrician, Limited Supervisor, Manufacturing Plant (PS) DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
Wages for Electricians
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $23.27 $27.22 $33.68 $40.49 $44.56 $33.24 $69,139
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 26.24 30.03 32.89 35.62 40.18 32.65 67,898
Multnomah / Washington 25.94 32.48 38.93 43.10 45.60 37.07 77,108
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 20.36 25.60 30.01 38.09 43.32 30.83 64,135
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 20.87 25.65 30.26 34.02 36.28 29.27 60,866
Lane 20.63 24.79 27.82 32.32 36.14 28.10 58,448
Douglas 21.90 24.65 27.63 31.76 35.52 27.98 58,199
Coos / Curry 20.74 25.54 30.85 34.95 40.12 30.20 62,807
Jackson / Josephine 18.13 23.88 27.27 31.53 35.12 26.98 56,121
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 23.13 29.53 31.96 34.36 35.79 30.90 64,278
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 19.25 24.13 26.97 30.19 34.54 26.77 55,682
Klamath / Lake 19.93 23.55 26.50 29.60 37.34 27.11 56,398
Morrow / Umatilla 14.92 23.42 29.83 33.47 35.70 27.70 57,601
Baker / Union / Wallowa 21.66 24.02 25.96 27.89 29.05 25.63 53,322
Grant / Harney / Malheur 25.99 30.50 32.65 34.58 35.91 31.56 65,650
Clackamas 26.80 31.72 37.03 42.31 45.48 35.92 74,720
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Regional Employment Projections for Electricians
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 7,270 8,559 1,289 17.7% 129 137 266
Multnomah / Washington 3,501 4,113 612 17.5% 61 66 127
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 721 833 112 15.5% 11 14 25
Clackamas 577 674 97 16.8% 10 11 21
Lane 539 631 92 17.1% 9 10 19
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 369 426 57 15.4% 6 7 13
Jackson / Josephine 320 359 39 12.2% 4 6 10
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 289 339 50 17.3% 5 5 10
Morrow / Umatilla 158 180 22 13.9% 2 3 5
Douglas 153 178 25 16.3% 2 3 5
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 136 145 9 6.6% 1 3 4
Coos / Curry 105 111 6 5.7% 1 2 3
Klamath / Lake 79 92 13 16.5% 1 2 3
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 66 77 11 16.7% 1 1 2
Baker / Union / Wallowa 59 65 6 10.2% 1 1 2
Grant / Harney / Malheur 46 50 4 8.7% 0 1 1

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Electricians
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 7,270
Total All Industries Private 6,879
Construction Private 5,813
Construction of Buildings Private 65
Nonresidential Building Construction Private 65
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 5,719
Building Equipment Contractors Private 5,706
Manufacturing Private 890
Food Manufacturing Private 91
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing Private 65
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 344
Sawmills and Wood Preservation Private 120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing Private 155
Other Wood Product Manufacturing Private 69
Paper Manufacturing Private 109
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills Private 73
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 114
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 59
Total All Industries State 138
Total All Industries Local 215
Educational Services Local 62
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 95
Educational Requirements for Electricians The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, an apprenticeship is typically needed to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Electricians
  • Apply Alternating Current (Ac) Theory
  • Apply Building Codes And Specifications
  • Apply Drafting And Mechanical Drawing Knowledge And Techniques
  • Apply Electrical Codes
  • Apply Electrical Principles
  • Apply Fire Suppression Techniques
  • Bend Metal Or Plastic Tubing Or Conduit
  • Complete Safety Reports
  • Coordinate Maintenance Work With Operating Personnel
  • Distinguish Colors
  • Estimate Cost, Time, And Materials Needed For Repairs
  • Fabricate, Inspect And Install Thermocouples
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Install And Adjust Electromechanical Control Instruments
  • Install Cameras Or Monitors For Process Control Or Surveillance
  • Install Electrical And Electronic Cable And Wiring
  • Install Electrical Conduit
  • Install Electrical Receptacle Gaskets
  • Install Electronic Communication Equipment
  • Install Electronic Meters
  • Install Heat Tape Or Heat Cable On Water Pipes
  • Install Household Appliances
  • Install Machinery And Equipment
  • Install Measuring And Control Devices
  • Install Metal Or Plastic Tubing Or Conduit
  • Install Monitors For Process Control Or Surveillance
  • Maintain Electrician'S Tools And Equipment
  • Maintain Specialized Manufacturing Equipment
  • Maintain Tools And Equipment Used In Industrial Repair
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Soldering Equipment
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Read Blueprints And Technical Drawings
  • Read Repair Work Orders
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Repair And Maintain Industrial Production And Processing Machinery
  • Splice Electric Or Communications Cable
  • Splice Electric Or Communications Trunk Lines
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Electrical Test Equipment
  • Use Electronic Test Equipment
  • Use Gauges And Other Measuring Devices To Test Electrical Equipment
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Measuring Devices Such As Measuring Tape
  • Use Metric System
  • Use Soldering Techniques
  • Use Voltmeter And Ohmmeter
  • Work With High Voltage Apparatus
Schools and Training Providers for Electricians The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Timber Lake Job Corps Center
59868 E Highway 224
Estacada, OR 97023
Phone: (503) 834-2291
Programs of Training:
Tongue Point Job Corps Center
37573 Old Highway 30
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-2131
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Apprenticeship Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0761
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Electricians These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Lane Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Rogue Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Electricians matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Security And Fire Alarm Systems Installers 38%
Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers 34%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers And Repairers, Except Line Installers 34%
Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay 33%
Electrical And Electronics Installers And Repairers, Transportation Equipment 32%