Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2111 Electricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Excludes "Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers" (49-2098).


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)
519,850 0.8 % $25.50 $53,030 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $18.13 $23.96 $31.48 $39.87
Annual Wage (2) $30,420 $37,720 $49,840 $65,470 $82,930


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 361,400 21.73 $25.30 $52,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,840 0.27 $28.45 $59,170
Employment Services 10,490 0.34 $21.44 $44,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 7,860 1.20 $25.13 $52,270
Utility System Construction 7,550 1.80 $25.16 $52,320

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 361,400 21.73 $25.30 $52,630
Coal Mining 4,160 4.76 $27.56 $57,330
Ship and Boat Building 5,190 4.12 $23.13 $48,100
Metal Ore Mining 1,280 3.02 $27.99 $58,220
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,270 2.43 $25.22 $52,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.07 $39.33 $81,800
Natural Gas Distribution 620 0.58 $36.26 $75,430
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,680 0.19 $35.20 $73,210
Lessors of Real Estate 600 0.11 $34.59 $71,950
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 210 0.16 $34.16 $71,060


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 47,150 4.46 1.12 $20.79 $43,240
California 41,900 2.93 0.73 $30.69 $63,820
New York 33,530 3.92 0.98 $33.93 $70,580
Florida 28,050 3.86 0.97 $19.19 $39,920
Illinois 23,740 4.21 1.05 $33.68 $70,060




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)
Wyoming 2,580 9.28 2.32 $26.06 $54,200
Alaska 2,420 7.59 1.90 $35.71 $74,280
West Virginia 4,700 6.62 1.66 $24.56 $51,080
North Dakota 2,600 6.45 1.62 $24.09 $50,110
Colorado 11,930 5.36 1.34 $23.85 $49,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,420 7.59 1.90 $35.71 $74,280
New York 33,530 3.92 0.98 $33.93 $70,580
Illinois 23,740 4.21 1.05 $33.68 $70,060
Oregon 6,760 4.20 1.05 $32.85 $68,320
Hawaii 2,240 3.81 0.96 $32.32 $67,230





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,010 4.07 1.02 $38.19 $79,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,500 4.26 1.07 $36.12 $75,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,300 5.79 1.45 $22.53 $46,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,810 2.53 0.64 $30.82 $64,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,720 4.30 1.08 $22.63 $47,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,190 3.92 0.98 $27.07 $56,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 8,270 4.78 1.20 $20.01 $41,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,990 3.81 0.95 $19.70 $40,980
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 6,640 5.39 1.35 $24.24 $50,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,920 3.46 0.87 $31.46 $65,440