What are the Blue Collar Trades Paying in Each Industry

What are the Blue Collar Trades Paying in Each Industry

Here are the average salaries for electricians, plumbers, truck drivers, carpenters, equipment operators, and crane operators in the USA, along with state-by-state data where available:

Electricians

  • National Average Salary: $63,310 annually
  • Highest Paying States:
    • New York: $84,000
    • Illinois: $81,000
    • Hawaii: $79,000
    • Oregon: $77,000
  • Lowest Paying States:
    • Arkansas: $50,000
    • Mississippi: $51,000
    • Alabama: $52,000
    • Oklahoma: $53,000 ​ (Field Camp)​.

Plumbers

  • National Average Salary: $63,215 annually
  • Highest Paying States:
    • Alaska: $88,000
    • Oregon: $73,120
    • Massachusetts: $64,300
    • Hawaii: $65,600
  • Lowest Paying States:
    • Tennessee: $47,170
    • Georgia: $53,220
    • Louisiana: $54,440
    • Florida: $43,550​ (Housecall Pro)​​ (ClockShark)​.

Truck Drivers

  • National Average Salary: $50,000 – $70,000 annually, depending on the type of driving (long-haul, regional, local).
  • Highest Paying States:
    • Alaska: $67,000
    • North Dakota: $63,000
    • Washington: $62,000
    • New York: $61,000
  • Lowest Paying States:
    • Arkansas: $47,000
    • Mississippi: $48,000
    • Alabama: $49,000
    • West Virginia: $50,000​ (Field Camp)​​ (Housecall Pro)​.

Carpenters

  • National Average Salary: $55,190 annually
  • Highest Paying States:
    • Hawaii: $77,930
    • New York: $65,850
    • Illinois: $63,120
    • New Jersey: $61,240
  • Lowest Paying States:
    • Arkansas: $41,720
    • Mississippi: $43,230
    • Alabama: $44,520
    • Oklahoma: $45,010​ (Housecall Pro)​​ (ClockShark)​.

Equipment Operators

  • National Average Salary: $49,100 annually
  • Highest Paying States:
    • New York: $74,320
    • Illinois: $73,480
    • Hawaii: $70,320
    • Massachusetts: $69,250
  • Lowest Paying States:
    • Arkansas: $34,220
    • Mississippi: $35,180
    • Alabama: $36,620
    • West Virginia: $37,040​ (Field Camp)​​ (Housecall Pro)​.

Crane Operators

  • National Average Salary: $64,200 annually
  • Highest Paying States:
    • New York: $94,460
    • California: $90,320
    • New Jersey: $88,220
    • Illinois: $87,170
  • Lowest Paying States:
    • Arkansas: $45,830
    • Mississippi: $46,710
    • Alabama: $48,000
    • West Virginia: $49,600​ (Housecall Pro)​​ (ClockShark)​.

These salaries reflect averages and can vary widely based on specific locations, demand, experience levels, and specializations within each trade.

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