Residential Wiremen Need Is Great; Job Opportunities Abound with Local Contractors

May 27, 2021

If you like working with your hands, enjoy variety in your work week, want great benefits and job security, and wish for a career that is growing twice as fast as other job sectors, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 22 has the perfect career match for you: residential wireman.

IBEW, along with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), forms Building Omaha, a partnership that powers our city. NECA matches qualified union electrications with local union contractors. And the strong local economy has created a great need among Omaha-area contractors for residential wiremen.

Residential wiremen are electricians specializing in connecting a customer’s electrical systems to an outside power course and distributing power throughout a residence. They work in single and multi-family homes, installing new, maintaining and/or troubleshooting existing, and upgrading the different electrical systems in a residence. These include:

  • lighting and receptacles both inside and outside of a home
  • HVAC systems
  • energy management systems
  • fire alarms and security systems
  • power monitoring systems
  • computer networking and cable television systems


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those employed as electricians currently enjoy a 14% job growth rate, and this rate is projected to continue through 2024. Moreover, electricians’ job growth rate is twice the average of other fields, which sit at 7%. 

The pay is solid, too. The average electrician in Nebraska earns over $17 an hour, according to, with members of IBEW taking home, on average, nearly $66,000 a year. 

Plus, you’ll have the security of consistent hours while working a variety of projects so that each day is a new challenge.


Professional electricians offer peace of mind and long-run savings. Incorrect installations and repairs are safety hazards that can result in shocks or – worse – fires. And weekend warriors who hope to save a few bucks often find their time and money are wasted when their DIY projects fail and professionals are called in. As a skilled residential electrician, you will be highly trained to ensure your customers the best, and safest, service.

Ready to “Power Your Future” today? Fill out the contact form here