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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.


National estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers
Industry profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers
Geographic profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers

National estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,660 3.0 % $ 45.92 $ 95,520 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 29.65 $ 38.11 $ 47.37 $ 52.49 $ 62.45
Annual Wage (2) $ 61,670 $ 79,270 $ 98,530 $ 109,180 $ 129,900


Industry profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,880 1.56 $ 45.30 $ 94,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,220 0.05 $ 51.84 $ 107,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 860 0.02 $ 41.43 $ 86,180
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 710 0.03 $ 52.65 $ 109,500
Natural Gas Distribution 390 0.35 $ 49.78 $ 103,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,880 1.56 $ 45.30 $ 94,220
Natural Gas Distribution 390 0.35 $ 49.78 $ 103,540
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 70 0.08 $ 34.32 $ 71,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,220 0.05 $ 51.84 $ 107,830
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 710 0.03 $ 52.65 $ 109,500

Top paying industries for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 710 0.03 $ 52.65 $ 109,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,220 0.05 $ 51.84 $ 107,830
Natural Gas Distribution 390 0.35 $ 49.78 $ 103,540
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,880 1.56 $ 45.30 $ 94,220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 860 0.02 $ 41.43 $ 86,180


Geographic profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

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



Map of employment of power distributors and dispatchers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 920 0.08 1.10 $ 38.88 $ 80,860
Ohio 590 0.11 1.67 $ 41.54 $ 86,410
California 580 0.04 0.52 $ 51.73 $ 107,600
Georgia 550 0.13 1.85 $ 51.49 $ 107,090
Washington 390 0.12 1.79 $ 58.83 $ 122,360


Map of location quotient of power distributors and dispatchers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.38 5.57 $ 42.01 $ 87,380
Wyoming 80 0.31 4.56 $ 47.91 $ 99,640
West Virginia 170 0.26 3.76 $ 44.44 $ 92,440
Arkansas 280 0.23 3.41 $ 44.79 $ 93,160
New Mexico 140 0.18 2.65 $ 46.18 $ 96,050


Map of annual mean wages of power distributors and dispatchers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 390 0.12 1.79 $ 58.83 $ 122,360
Oregon 260 0.14 2.08 $ 57.35 $ 119,300
Connecticut 120 0.08 1.13 $ 56.76 $ 118,060
Alabama 290 0.15 2.22 $ 53.89 $ 112,080
Wisconsin 130 0.05 0.67 $ 53.79 $ 111,890



Map of employment of power distributors and dispatchers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 2.02 $ 55.99 $ 116,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.11 1.64 $ 46.34 $ 96,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 250 0.03 0.42 $ 53.86 $ 112,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.15 $ 39.45 $ 82,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 1.13 $ 50.22 $ 104,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 180 0.05 0.75 $ 39.77 $ 82,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.39 $ 62.29 $ 129,570
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.37 5.34 $ 59.39 $ 123,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 150 0.03 0.39 $ 49.07 $ 102,060
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 150 0.16 2.29 $ 39.54 $ 82,250


Map of location quotient of power distributors and dispatchers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Macon, GA 60 0.62 9.05 $ 49.50 $ 102,950
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 120 0.37 5.38 $ 47.80 $ 99,420
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.37 5.34 $ 59.39 $ 123,540
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.28 4.09 $ 39.52 $ 82,210
Salisbury, MD-DE 30 0.20 2.97 $ 39.07 $ 81,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.39 $ 62.29 $ 129,570
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.16 2.32 $ 38.12 $ 79,290
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 150 0.16 2.29 $ 39.54 $ 82,250
Richmond, VA 90 0.14 2.06 $ 42.53 $ 88,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 2.02 $ 55.99 $ 116,460


Map of annual mean wages of power distributors and dispatchers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.05 0.70 $ 63.25 $ 131,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.39 $ 62.29 $ 129,570
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.37 5.34 $ 59.39 $ 123,540
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.10 1.49 $ 58.58 $ 121,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 2.02 $ 55.99 $ 116,460
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 250 0.03 0.42 $ 53.86 $ 112,040
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 0.06 0.88 $ 52.77 $ 109,750
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 50 0.05 0.75 $ 50.84 $ 105,750
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 0.50 $ 50.57 $ 105,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.08 1.13 $ 50.22 $ 104,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 13.16 $ 44.60 $ 92,760
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 11.56 $ 51.22 $ 106,530
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 3.63 $ 34.51 $ 71,780
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 9.50 $ 44.24 $ 92,030
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 11.98 $ 55.48 $ 115,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 13.16 $ 44.60 $ 92,760
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 11.98 $ 55.48 $ 115,390
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 11.56 $ 51.22 $ 106,530
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 9.50 $ 44.24 $ 92,030
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 7.22 $ 47.63 $ 99,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 11.98 $ 55.48 $ 115,390
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 11.56 $ 51.22 $ 106,530
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 7.22 $ 47.63 $ 99,070
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 13.16 $ 44.60 $ 92,760
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 9.50 $ 44.24 $ 92,030


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022