California is the #3 highest paying state for plumbers, HVAC technicians, and electricians – KION546
California is the highest-paid state for plumbers, HVAC technicians, and electricians
There is currently a shortage of skilled workers in the USA. Across the country, there are not enough skilled electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, and carpenters to meet the demand. A recent study found that many of the most sought-after jobs remain vacant for at least a month. This is because millions of Americans laid off in the early days of the coronavirus are looking for work.
However, not all job boards are created equal. While all 50 states should be fairly easy to find, the pay for that work varies by state. To find the states where homeworkers are paid the most, ServiceTitan analyzed Payscale’s June 2020 data. The average homeworker’s salary was calculated by taking the average of the salaries of entry-level, middle-level, and senior workers in each state. HVAC technicians, plumbers, and electricians were all included in the record, which can be viewed nationwide here.
California in numbers
– Average Annual Salary: $ 59,511 ($ 28.61 per hour)
– Plumber: $ 58,400 ($ 28.08 hourly)
– Entry-level to senior plumber salary increase: $ 15,100 ($ 7.26 per hour)
– HVAC Technician: $ 59,433 ($ 28.57 per hour)
– Entry-level to senior HVAC technician salary increase: $ 17,800 ($ 8.56 per hour)
– Electrician: $ 60,700 ($ 29.18 hourly)
– Entry-level to senior electrician salary increase: $ 17,900 ($ 8.61 per hour)
There is a gap between knowing that an industry needs workers and actually integrating workers into the industry. California is investing $ 200 million in improving vocational education – education that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the salary of the average commercial worker. However, the sheer size of California means that not all metropolitan areas are created equally for homeworkers. The The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area is the highest paid in the country for both electricians and plumbers and the fourth highest for HVAC technicians.
The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and Merced areas, meanwhile, are also in the nation’s top 10 metros for electricians, while San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara ranks high for plumbers and HVAC technicians in Napa, Santa., Cruz-Watsonville, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, and Santa Maria-Santa Barbara subways do well. Also, the state’s total employment for plumbers is expects growth of 12.4% until 2028. But not all is rosy: The premium for the homeworker’s salary is partly explained by the fact that California has the third highest cost of living in the country.
Take a look at the stats below to find out where your talents are most and least valued, and to better assess whether or not it is worth making a career move.
States that pay homeworkers the most
#1. Alaska: $ 61,156 average annual salary ($ 29.40 hourly)
# 2. Massachusetts: $ 59,700 average annual salary ($ 28.70 an hour)
# 3. California: $ 59,511 average annual salary ($ 28.61 hourly)
States that pay homeworkers the least
#1. Arkansas: $ 47,944 average annual salary ($ 23.05 hourly)
# 2. West Virginia: $ 48,178 average annual salary ($ 23.16 hourly)
# 3. Idaho: $ 49,433 average annual salary ($ 23.77 hourly)
This story originally appeared on ServiceTitan and was produced and distributed in collaboration with Stacker Studio.