Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
566,930 0.8 % $26.21 $54,520 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.99 $18.50 $24.57 $32.39 $41.15
Annual Wage (2) $31,170 $38,470 $51,110 $67,370 $85,590


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 402,120 22.26 $25.82 $53,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,870 0.26 $29.12 $60,580
Employment Services 11,910 0.34 $22.24 $46,260
Nonresidential Building Construction 9,470 1.37 $25.06 $52,130
Utility System Construction 7,110 1.53 $28.85 $60,010

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 402,120 22.26 $25.82 $53,710
Coal Mining 3,680 4.99 $28.24 $58,750
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 4,170 4.58 $28.87 $60,050
Ship and Boat Building 4,910 3.64 $23.59 $49,060
Metal Ore Mining 1,360 2.99 $29.06 $60,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $40.96 $85,190
Natural Gas Distribution 690 0.63 $40.91 $85,100
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $39.29 $81,720
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.37 $37.64 $78,290
Lessors of Real Estate 530 0.09 $36.80 $76,550


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 50,440 4.49 1.07 $21.70 $45,130
California 49,850 3.30 0.79 $30.95 $64,370
New York 36,810 4.18 1.00 $33.57 $69,820
Florida 30,240 3.94 0.94 $20.18 $41,970
Illinois 22,680 3.93 0.94 $33.62 $69,940



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 4,160 9.44 2.25 $27.09 $56,350
Wyoming 2,600 9.21 2.20 $27.48 $57,160
Alaska 2,280 7.01 1.67 $37.88 $78,800
West Virginia 4,760 6.72 1.60 $25.57 $53,190
Louisiana 12,360 6.45 1.54 $22.72 $47,260



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,280 7.01 1.67 $37.88 $78,800
Illinois 22,680 3.93 0.94 $33.62 $69,940
New York 36,810 4.18 1.00 $33.57 $69,820
Oregon 7,940 4.72 1.12 $33.02 $68,690
New Jersey 12,530 3.24 0.77 $32.49 $67,570




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 23,630 4.38 1.04 $36.31 $75,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 16,850 5.92 1.41 $23.54 $48,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,250 4.06 0.97 $35.99 $74,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,830 2.67 0.64 $28.71 $59,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 10,530 5.77 1.37 $21.77 $45,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,440 4.37 1.04 $22.92 $47,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,770 4.11 0.98 $27.07 $56,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,340 4.17 0.99 $19.95 $41,490
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 8,160 6.16 1.47 $23.46 $48,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,980 3.89 0.93 $32.26 $67,090