Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
114,540 1.8 % $31.24 $64,990 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.35 $24.05 $31.70 $37.99 $45.21
Annual Wage (2) $36,090 $50,030 $65,930 $79,010 $94,030


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 55,790 14.31 $32.69 $67,990
Utility System Construction 29,720 6.38 $28.04 $58,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,020 0.26 $30.01 $62,420
Building Equipment Contractors 4,990 0.28 $30.18 $62,770
Natural Gas Distribution 3,010 2.74 $43.37 $90,210

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 55,790 14.31 $32.69 $67,990
Utility System Construction 29,720 6.38 $28.04 $58,320
Natural Gas Distribution 3,010 2.74 $43.37 $90,210
Building Equipment Contractors 4,990 0.28 $30.18 $62,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,020 0.26 $30.01 $62,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 3,010 2.74 $43.37 $90,210
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $38.46 $79,990
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 40 0.03 $36.79 $76,520
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,750 0.09 $35.65 $74,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,960 0.09 $34.06 $70,850


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 9,880 0.88 1.04 $26.19 $54,470
Florida 7,570 0.99 1.17 $25.14 $52,290
California 7,360 0.49 0.57 $44.96 $93,520
Georgia 5,360 1.35 1.59 $22.32 $46,430
North Carolina 4,810 1.19 1.41 $26.03 $54,140



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 1,010 2.30 2.72 $30.31 $63,050
Kansas 2,870 2.11 2.49 $31.67 $65,870
Mississippi 2,240 2.05 2.42 $27.09 $56,340
Wyoming 550 1.94 2.28 $31.98 $66,520
South Dakota 770 1.89 2.23 $30.93 $64,330



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,360 0.49 0.57 $44.96 $93,520
Oregon 920 0.55 0.64 $42.24 $87,870
New Jersey 1,750 0.45 0.53 $40.76 $84,790
Washington 2,260 0.78 0.92 $39.92 $83,040
Connecticut 830 0.50 0.59 $39.45 $82,050




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 3,650 1.53 1.80 $21.52 $44,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.41 0.48 $37.15 $77,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,840 0.65 0.76 $28.45 $59,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.75 0.89 $26.56 $55,250
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,660 1.27 1.50 $37.40 $77,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,530 0.84 0.99 $32.26 $67,100
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,460 1.10 1.30 $34.21 $71,160
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,440 1.22 1.44 $23.28 $48,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.33 0.39 $45.37 $94,370
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,310 1.30 1.53 $35.00 $72,800



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 230 6.69 7.89 $22.88 $47,600
Manchester, NH 440 4.23 4.99 $36.09 $75,070
Pascagoula, MS 220 4.15 4.89 $24.56 $51,080
Jefferson City, MO 260 3.63 4.28 $34.35 $71,450
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 120 2.96 3.50 $40.85 $84,960
Jackson, MS 710 2.85 3.36 $29.98 $62,370
Morgantown, WV 180 2.78 3.28 $28.68 $59,650
Morristown, TN 120 2.76 3.25 $27.12 $56,410
Topeka, KS 300 2.74 3.23 $32.42 $67,430
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 200 2.74 3.24 $25.36 $52,740