Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
542,680 0.8 % $25.75 $53,560 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.74 $18.28 $24.28 $31.90 $40.32
Annual Wage (2) $30,660 $38,020 $50,510 $66,360 $83,860


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 380,900 22.09 $25.47 $52,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,410 0.26 $28.68 $59,650
Employment Services 10,970 0.33 $21.01 $43,700
Nonresidential Building Construction 8,280 1.24 $25.26 $52,540
Utility System Construction 7,660 1.71 $26.85 $55,850

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 380,900 22.09 $25.47 $52,980
Coal Mining 3,820 4.77 $27.96 $58,170
Ship and Boat Building 4,820 3.69 $23.86 $49,630
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,710 2.97 $26.28 $54,650
Metal Ore Mining 1,310 2.90 $28.20 $58,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 610 0.56 $39.73 $82,630
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $39.49 $82,130
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $38.87 $80,850
Lessors of Real Estate 850 0.15 $38.22 $79,500
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,480 0.39 $35.44 $73,720


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 47,400 4.34 1.06 $21.21 $44,110
California 46,020 3.13 0.76 $30.60 $63,650
New York 35,950 4.16 1.02 $33.92 $70,560
Florida 28,820 3.87 0.94 $19.17 $39,870
Illinois 22,790 3.99 0.98 $33.19 $69,040




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 2,630 9.43 2.30 $25.82 $53,710
North Dakota 3,430 8.11 1.98 $25.80 $53,670
Alaska 2,490 7.71 1.88 $35.96 $74,810
West Virginia 4,900 6.90 1.69 $25.65 $53,360
Louisiana 10,910 5.79 1.41 $22.35 $46,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,490 7.71 1.88 $35.96 $74,810
New York 35,950 4.16 1.02 $33.92 $70,560
Illinois 22,790 3.99 0.98 $33.19 $69,040
Oregon 7,360 4.49 1.10 $32.63 $67,860
New Jersey 12,090 3.16 0.77 $31.62 $65,770





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 22,620 4.31 1.05 $37.44 $77,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,780 5.72 1.40 $22.65 $47,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,700 4.24 1.04 $34.76 $72,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,550 2.65 0.65 $30.15 $62,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,300 4.46 1.09 $22.84 $47,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 9,750 5.47 1.34 $20.96 $43,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,460 4.00 0.98 $26.69 $55,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,130 3.78 0.92 $20.44 $42,520
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 7,410 5.78 1.41 $23.62 $49,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,830 3.90 0.95 $32.11 $66,780