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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
688,620 0.9 % $29.02 $60,370 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.06 $20.28 $27.01 $35.55 $46.43
Annual Wage (2) $33,410 $42,180 $56,180 $73,940 $96,580


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 495,890 22.27 $28.72 $59,730
Employment Services 23,520 0.64 $25.43 $52,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,350 0.26 $33.58 $69,850
Nonresidential Building Construction 11,610 1.39 $29.47 $61,300
Utility System Construction 10,670 1.87 $30.63 $63,720

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 495,890 22.27 $28.72 $59,730
Coal Mining 2,460 4.84 $29.43 $61,200
Ship and Boat Building 4,940 3.51 $26.24 $54,570
Metal Ore Mining 1,330 3.17 $32.47 $67,540
Tobacco Manufacturing 320 3.00 $34.54 $71,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 750 0.69 $50.12 $104,250
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 340 0.22 $41.74 $86,820
Land Subdivision 30 0.08 $39.73 $82,630
Real Estate 950 0.06 $39.09 $81,300
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 30 0.17 $39.03 $81,180


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 72,870 4.19 0.89 $33.87 $70,460
Texas 63,750 5.13 1.09 $25.11 $52,230
New York 43,890 4.61 0.98 $38.21 $79,480
Florida 41,410 4.71 1.00 $21.98 $45,720
Illinois 25,400 4.21 0.90 $37.88 $78,790




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 2,490 9.10 1.94 $28.88 $60,070
North Dakota 3,480 8.24 1.76 $31.07 $64,620
Utah 11,460 7.62 1.63 $24.72 $51,410
Louisiana 12,570 6.54 1.39 $25.07 $52,140
Idaho 4,580 6.30 1.34 $24.70 $51,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,550 2.15 0.46 $38.40 $79,870
New York 43,890 4.61 0.98 $38.21 $79,480
Illinois 25,400 4.21 0.90 $37.88 $78,790
Hawaii 3,080 4.85 1.03 $37.27 $77,530
Alaska 1,620 5.10 1.09 $36.23 $75,350





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 44,330 4.59 0.98 $39.73 $82,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,670 3.63 0.77 $32.79 $68,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,390 4.15 0.88 $39.10 $81,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,700 5.80 1.24 $27.63 $57,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17,350 4.74 1.01 $24.23 $50,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,830 4.35 0.93 $31.25 $65,010
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,840 4.59 0.98 $34.67 $72,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,180 4.61 0.98 $22.25 $46,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,550 4.67 1.00 $48.27 $100,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,130 5.25 1.12 $23.59 $49,070