Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-3013 Helpers--Electricians

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
72,390 2.3 % $13.61 $28,300 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.40 $10.90 $13.08 $15.52 $18.50
Annual Wage (2) $19,560 $22,670 $27,220 $32,280 $38,480


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 66,490 4.03 $13.41 $27,900
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,570 0.24 $14.48 $30,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,060 0.02 $23.25 $48,360
Employment Services 540 0.02 $13.29 $27,640
Utility System Construction 320 0.08 $12.49 $25,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 66,490 4.03 $13.41 $27,900
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,570 0.24 $14.48 $30,120
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 150 0.15 $14.10 $29,340
Ship and Boat Building 110 0.09 $12.04 $25,040
Utility System Construction 320 0.08 $12.49 $25,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $24.72 $51,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,060 0.02 $23.25 $48,360
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $17.57 $36,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $16.56 $34,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $16.41 $34,130


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 11,940 1.18 2.08 $13.04 $27,110
Florida 6,370 0.90 1.57 $12.70 $26,410
North Carolina 5,240 1.39 2.44 $12.67 $26,360
Georgia 4,920 1.32 2.31 $12.35 $25,680
California 3,980 0.28 0.50 $17.47 $36,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 1,530 1.97 3.46 $13.36 $27,790
Louisiana 2,680 1.47 2.57 $12.25 $25,490
North Carolina 5,240 1.39 2.44 $12.67 $26,360
Alabama 2,450 1.36 2.38 $12.10 $25,170
South Carolina 2,320 1.33 2.33 $12.46 $25,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.21 0.36 $23.10 $48,040
Minnesota 180 0.07 0.13 $18.60 $38,690
Connecticut 710 0.44 0.78 $18.06 $37,560
Hawaii 340 0.59 1.03 $17.57 $36,540
California 3,980 0.28 0.50 $17.47 $36,340

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,610 1.80 3.17 $13.68 $28,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,950 1.34 2.36 $12.86 $26,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,480 0.50 0.87 $16.80 $34,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,300 0.92 1.62 $13.87 $28,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.57 1.00 $14.68 $30,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.34 0.60 $19.09 $39,700
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 1,240 1.54 2.70 $13.28 $27,630
San Antonio, TX 1,140 1.37 2.41 $11.78 $24,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,130 0.91 1.60 $14.64 $30,450
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 1,090 1.13 1.99 $12.39 $25,760




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Victoria, TX 180 3.84 6.74 $12.42 $25,820
Monroe, LA 230 3.14 5.51 $11.52 $23,970
Valdosta, GA 150 3.14 5.51 $11.55 $24,030
Mobile, AL 480 2.85 5.01 $13.81 $28,720
Sherman-Denison, TX 100 2.55 4.48 $12.50 $26,000
Albuquerque, NM 900 2.43 4.26 $13.35 $27,760
Baton Rouge, LA 850 2.39 4.19 $13.03 $27,100
Las Cruces, NM 160 2.39 4.19 $12.60 $26,200
Winston-Salem, NC 450 2.25 3.95 $13.38 $27,830
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 420 2.10 3.68 $12.99 $27,020




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 0.30 $21.10 $43,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $20.62 $42,890
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 300 0.75 1.32 $20.05 $41,700
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.94 $41,460
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 0.27 $19.58 $40,730
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 80 0.49 0.86 $19.43 $40,410
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $19.41 $40,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.34 0.60 $19.09 $39,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.98 $39,470
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.14 0.24 $18.79 $39,080

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 370 2.02 3.54 $10.25 $21,310
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 1.50 2.63 $13.07 $27,190
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 340 1.18 2.08 $11.88 $24,720
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.39 2.44 $11.91 $24,780
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 290 2.16 3.80 $12.49 $25,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 2.34 4.10 $12.37 $25,730
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 100 2.33 4.09 $19.88 $41,340
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 2.17 3.81 $15.24 $31,700
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 2.17 3.81 $14.61 $30,380
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 290 2.16 3.80 $12.49 $25,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.94 $45,640
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 100 2.33 4.09 $19.88 $41,340
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.57 $17.09 $35,550
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.94 1.64 $16.71 $34,750
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 0.76 $16.69 $34,710


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011