Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Excludes "Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay" (49-2095).


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)
105,570 1.9 % $28.58 $59,450 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.63 $22.32 $28.94 $34.92 $41.03
Annual Wage (2) $34,580 $46,420 $60,190 $72,630 $85,340


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)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 52,490 13.27 $30.01 $62,420
Utility System Construction 26,110 6.58 $26.10 $54,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,920 0.23 $27.87 $57,970
Building Equipment Contractors 4,260 0.26 $23.35 $48,580
Natural Gas Distribution 3,390 3.13 $38.69 $80,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 52,490 13.27 $30.01 $62,420
Utility System Construction 26,110 6.58 $26.10 $54,300
Natural Gas Distribution 3,390 3.13 $38.69 $80,470
Building Equipment Contractors 4,260 0.26 $23.35 $48,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,920 0.23 $27.87 $57,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 3,390 3.13 $38.69 $80,470
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.16 $34.69 $72,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,870 0.09 $33.95 $70,610
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 180 0.03 $31.75 $66,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,340 0.07 $30.60 $63,650


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 9,090 0.88 1.07 $22.69 $47,200
California 6,360 0.45 0.55 $39.53 $82,220
Florida 6,340 0.89 1.08 $25.41 $52,850
Pennsylvania 4,200 0.76 0.92 $28.40 $59,080
Georgia 4,160 1.10 1.34 $24.24 $50,410




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)
South Dakota 820 2.09 2.54 $27.43 $57,050
Alabama 3,690 2.04 2.47 $26.36 $54,830
North Dakota 700 1.89 2.30 $26.91 $55,960
Mississippi 1,940 1.80 2.19 $23.93 $49,780
Montana 720 1.70 2.06 $33.93 $70,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,360 0.45 0.55 $39.53 $82,220
Alaska 270 0.85 1.03 $37.91 $78,860
Oregon 1,060 0.67 0.81 $36.99 $76,940
New Jersey 1,410 0.37 0.45 $36.16 $75,200
Hawaii 630 1.08 1.32 $36.14 $75,170





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,420 1.09 1.32 $24.81 $51,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.97 1.17 $19.72 $41,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,910 0.75 0.91 $25.04 $52,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.50 0.60 $33.44 $69,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,700 0.34 0.41 $33.95 $70,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,170 0.68 0.83 $32.62 $67,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,150 0.69 0.84 $30.43 $63,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.28 0.34 $38.65 $80,400
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 980 1.01 1.22 $25.52 $53,090
Kansas City, MO-KS 960 1.00 1.22 $33.32 $69,310




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)
Sumter, SC 290 8.71 10.59 $21.75 $45,240
Victoria, TX 200 4.13 5.02 $18.53 $38,540
Chattanooga, TN-GA 780 3.52 4.28 $27.14 $56,450
Morristown, TN 110 2.61 3.17 $24.13 $50,190
Jefferson City, MO 180 2.58 3.13 $27.41 $57,010
Cedar Rapids, IA 340 2.47 3.00 $26.14 $54,380
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 290 2.46 2.99 $33.77 $70,250
Hattiesburg, MS 140 2.46 2.99 $25.50 $53,040
Mobile, AL 410 2.44 2.96 $25.62 $53,300
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 120 2.42 2.94 $28.47 $59,220