All in all, both Electricians and HVAC Techs earn a solid living doing technical, hands-on work. When it comes to growth in the market, HVAC Techs are in the better position. In 2017, the growth rate for Electricians was 9%, just slightly above average (BLS). For HVAC Techs, the growth was an astonishing 15% (BLS).Feb 2, 2019
plumbing is the most skilled trade, the most difficult to learn and the most versatile. As the pay rates above indicate, plumbers make a little more per hour than electricians, but less per year.
An early career Master Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.75 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Master Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.45 based on 191 salaries.