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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.


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)
11,620 3.7 % $41.03 $85,340 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.28 $33.39 $41.54 $48.46 $56.66
Annual Wage (2) $54,670 $69,440 $86,410 $100,810 $117,860


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)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,890 1.75 $40.82 $84,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,350 0.02 $38.94 $81,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,020 0.04 $44.36 $92,260
Natural Gas Distribution 830 0.76 $40.91 $85,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 760 0.04 $47.02 $97,800

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 6,890 1.75 $40.82 $84,910
Natural Gas Distribution 830 0.76 $40.91 $85,080
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 80 0.08 $35.03 $72,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 760 0.04 $47.02 $97,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,020 0.04 $44.36 $92,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 760 0.04 $47.02 $97,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,020 0.04 $44.36 $92,260
Natural Gas Distribution 830 0.76 $40.91 $85,080
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,890 1.75 $40.82 $84,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,350 0.02 $38.94 $81,000


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)
California 1,060 0.06 0.78 $44.81 $93,200
Texas 920 0.08 0.94 $33.96 $70,630
Ohio 900 0.17 2.08 $39.45 $82,050
Pennsylvania 540 0.09 1.15 $42.28 $87,930
Illinois 520 0.09 1.08 $36.43 $75,780




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)
West Virginia 210 0.30 3.72 $39.11 $81,340
Wyoming 80 0.28 3.53 $45.60 $94,850
Arkansas 300 0.25 3.06 $38.11 $79,270
Alabama 480 0.24 3.05 $41.67 $86,670
New Mexico 190 0.23 2.92 $42.41 $88,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 340 0.10 1.28 $52.89 $110,010
New York 210 0.02 0.27 $50.15 $104,310
Nevada 130 0.10 1.21 $49.10 $102,130
Oregon 300 0.16 2.01 $48.37 $100,610
Kentucky 140 0.07 0.90 $47.61 $99,030





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 0.97 $39.03 $81,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 380 0.14 1.76 $37.86 $78,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 0.49 $46.54 $96,810
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 330 0.33 4.06 $32.47 $67,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 1.28 $46.95 $97,650
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.51 6.39 $41.95 $87,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 240 0.09 1.10 $44.39 $92,340
Akron, OH 240 0.72 8.98 $40.84 $84,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 210 0.05 0.56 $40.22 $83,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.16 2.04 $51.67 $107,480




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)
Farmington, NM 120 2.47 30.76 $42.67 $88,760
Akron, OH 240 0.72 8.98 $40.84 $84,950
Worcester, MA-CT 160 0.58 7.17 $46.10 $95,880
Duluth, MN-WI 70 0.56 6.96 $48.70 $101,300
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.51 6.39 $41.95 $87,250
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 140 0.41 5.16 $38.81 $80,730
Montgomery, AL 60 0.39 4.87 $41.98 $87,330
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 330 0.33 4.06 $32.47 $67,530
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 100 0.31 3.91 $40.53 $84,300
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.26 3.21 $35.37 $73,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.58 $66.06 $137,390
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.20 2.46 $60.12 $125,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.16 2.04 $51.67 $107,480
Duluth, MN-WI 70 0.56 6.96 $48.70 $101,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $48.53 $100,930
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.09 1.16 $48.14 $100,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.09 1.09 $47.35 $98,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 1.28 $46.95 $97,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 0.49 $46.54 $96,810
Worcester, MA-CT 160 0.58 7.17 $46.10 $95,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 11.89 $40.76 $84,780
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 13.16 $47.98 $99,790
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 8.41 (8) (8)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 5.11 $40.56 $84,370
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.15 1.89 $37.49 $77,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 13.16 $47.98 $99,790
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 11.89 $40.76 $84,780
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 8.41 (8) (8)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 5.11 $40.56 $84,370
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.62 $40.70 $84,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 13.16 $47.98 $99,790
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.05 $91,620
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 11.89 $40.76 $84,780
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.62 $40.70 $84,650
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 5.11 $40.56 $84,370


About May 2018 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019