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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-3013 Helpers--Electricians

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


National estimates for Helpers--Electricians
Industry profile for Helpers--Electricians
Geographic profile for Helpers--Electricians

National estimates for Helpers--Electricians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Helpers--Electricians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
73,920 2.9 % $ 17.04 $ 35,440 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Helpers--Electricians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.67 $ 13.54 $ 16.27 $ 19.33 $ 24.06
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,280 $ 28,160 $ 33,840 $ 40,220 $ 50,050


Industry profile for Helpers--Electricians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Helpers--Electricians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Helpers--Electricians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Helpers--Electricians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 64,470 2.95 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,720 0.21 $ 19.33 $ 40,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,590 0.03 $ 25.49 $ 53,020
Utility System Construction 680 0.12 $ 18.98 $ 39,480
Residential Building Construction 480 0.06 $ 17.22 $ 35,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Helpers--Electricians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 64,470 2.95 $ 16.69 $ 34,710
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 460 0.38 $ 16.17 $ 33,630
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,720 0.21 $ 19.33 $ 40,200
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.18 (8) (8)
Utility System Construction 680 0.12 $ 18.98 $ 39,480

Top paying industries for Helpers--Electricians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,590 0.03 $ 25.49 $ 53,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $ 22.63 $ 47,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $ 21.58 $ 44,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 170 0.01 $ 21.38 $ 44,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,720 0.21 $ 19.33 $ 40,200


Geographic profile for Helpers--Electricians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Helpers--Electricians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Helpers--Electricians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Helpers--Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 11,450 0.95 1.78 $ 16.86 $ 35,080
Florida 8,690 1.03 1.94 $ 15.01 $ 31,210
Georgia 5,690 1.32 2.49 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
North Carolina 5,260 1.23 2.31 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
New York 5,240 0.60 1.14 $ 20.79 $ 43,250




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,970 1.65 3.11 $ 18.66 $ 38,820
Georgia 5,690 1.32 2.49 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
North Carolina 5,260 1.23 2.31 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
Maine 640 1.12 2.10 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
New Mexico 860 1.10 2.07 $ 16.97 $ 35,300




Top paying states for Helpers--Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $ 23.33 $ 48,520
Washington 310 0.10 0.18 $ 22.80 $ 47,430
Massachusetts 1,610 0.48 0.91 $ 22.15 $ 46,080
Connecticut 230 0.15 0.28 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Minnesota 110 0.04 0.08 $ 21.10 $ 43,890





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Helpers--Electricians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,210 0.59 1.11 $ 20.70 $ 43,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,620 1.01 1.90 $ 17.03 $ 35,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,590 1.36 2.56 $ 16.56 $ 34,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,800 0.94 1.77 $ 16.98 $ 35,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,570 0.27 0.51 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,560 0.62 1.17 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,480 1.22 2.30 $ 14.96 $ 31,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,450 0.48 0.90 $ 16.75 $ 34,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,410 0.95 1.79 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,360 1.04 1.96 $ 14.86 $ 30,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Electricians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rocky Mount, NC 210 3.90 7.34 $ 14.36 $ 29,870
Panama City, FL 210 2.74 5.15 $ 14.74 $ 30,650
Midland, TX 260 2.59 4.87 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Mobile, AL 430 2.56 4.81 $ 15.13 $ 31,460
Punta Gorda, FL 110 2.45 4.61 $ 13.66 $ 28,410
Valdosta, GA 130 2.43 4.58 $ 13.56 $ 28,210
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 270 2.43 4.57 $ 14.82 $ 30,830
The Villages, FL 70 2.38 4.48 (8) (8)
Roanoke, VA 330 2.26 4.26 $ 15.52 $ 32,270
Baton Rouge, LA 820 2.21 4.16 $ 18.52 $ 38,520




Top paying metropolitan areas for Helpers--Electricians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cedar Rapids, IA 230 1.65 3.10 $ 26.47 $ 55,070
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 460 0.90 1.69 $ 25.92 $ 53,920
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 25.15 $ 52,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,230 0.47 0.89 $ 23.21 $ 48,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 0.25 $ 22.18 $ 46,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,570 0.27 0.51 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Salt Lake City, UT 520 0.72 1.36 $ 22.09 $ 45,940
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 21.72 $ 45,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 0.10 $ 21.46 $ 44,640
Bakersfield, CA 170 0.57 1.07 $ 21.25 $ 44,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Helpers--Electricians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 400 2.55 4.80 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 280 1.04 1.96 $ 14.42 $ 29,980
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 1.12 2.11 $ 15.83 $ 32,920
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 1.54 2.89 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.27 2.39 $ 16.92 $ 35,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Electricians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 400 2.55 4.80 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 1.54 2.89 $ 17.13 $ 35,630
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 170 1.35 2.54 $ 13.11 $ 27,260
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 1.35 2.53 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.32 2.49 $ 15.75 $ 32,770

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Helpers--Electricians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 1.61 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 80 0.88 1.66 $ 19.16 $ 39,860
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.31 $ 38,090
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 400 2.55 4.80 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 1.77 $ 17.83 $ 37,080


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021