Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
112,450 1.8 % $29.94 $62,280 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.55 $23.52 $30.41 $36.06 $42.80
Annual Wage (2) $36,500 $48,920 $63,250 $75,010 $89,020


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 57,540 14.45 $31.00 $64,480
Utility System Construction 27,060 6.44 $27.70 $57,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,860 0.25 $28.69 $59,680
Building Equipment Contractors 4,780 0.29 $25.77 $53,610
Natural Gas Distribution 3,420 3.21 $39.71 $82,600

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 57,540 14.45 $31.00 $64,480
Utility System Construction 27,060 6.44 $27.70 $57,620
Natural Gas Distribution 3,420 3.21 $39.71 $82,600
Building Equipment Contractors 4,780 0.29 $25.77 $53,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,860 0.25 $28.69 $59,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 3,420 3.21 $39.71 $82,600
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.19 $35.81 $74,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,460 0.07 $34.40 $71,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,860 0.09 $34.18 $71,080
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 30 0.07 $33.34 $69,340


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 8,860 0.84 0.97 $25.27 $52,550
California 7,260 0.51 0.59 $42.25 $87,870
Florida 6,650 0.91 1.06 $25.57 $53,190
Georgia 4,310 1.13 1.31 $22.98 $47,810
Ohio 4,030 0.80 0.92 $26.88 $55,920




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)
North Dakota 1,000 2.49 2.88 $28.42 $59,100
Mississippi 2,300 2.13 2.47 $25.46 $52,960
Alabama 3,330 1.83 2.12 $28.84 $60,000
South Dakota 710 1.77 2.05 $28.42 $59,120
Kansas 2,260 1.71 1.98 $28.20 $58,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,260 0.51 0.59 $42.25 $87,870
Washington 2,420 0.87 1.01 $38.30 $79,670
New Jersey 1,760 0.46 0.54 $37.44 $77,870
Oregon 1,040 0.64 0.75 $37.32 $77,630
Hawaii 580 0.98 1.14 $36.19 $75,270





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 2,500 1.11 1.28 $22.22 $46,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,220 0.43 0.50 $36.39 $75,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.47 0.55 $36.91 $76,770
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,660 1.32 1.53 $39.20 $81,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,590 0.60 0.70 $26.18 $54,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.75 0.87 $25.63 $53,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,470 0.84 0.97 $29.10 $60,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.35 0.41 $40.99 $85,250
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,190 2.44 2.83 $31.06 $64,610
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,140 0.93 1.07 $32.84 $68,310




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 240 7.05 8.17 $20.50 $42,630
Pascagoula, MS 310 5.96 6.91 $24.49 $50,950
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 190 4.34 5.03 $27.02 $56,210
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 110 2.76 3.19 $39.35 $81,840
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 180 2.60 3.02 $29.48 $61,310
Morgantown, WV 150 2.47 2.86 $27.23 $56,630
Chattanooga, TN-GA 550 2.44 2.82 $28.44 $59,150
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,190 2.44 2.83 $31.06 $64,610
Jackson, MS 590 2.33 2.70 $28.75 $59,810
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 120 2.30 2.67 $29.74 $61,860