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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
72,150 2.6 % $ 17.66 $ 36,720 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Helpers--Electricians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.31 $ 14.25 $ 17.48 $ 18.92 $ 22.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,680 $ 29,630 $ 36,360 $ 39,350 $ 47,790


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 63,850 2.84 $ 17.29 $ 35,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,580 0.03 $ 26.22 $ 54,530
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,380 0.18 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Employment Services 1,000 0.03 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Residential Building Construction 690 0.08 $ 17.58 $ 36,560

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 63,850 2.84 $ 17.29 $ 35,950
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,380 0.18 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Ship and Boat Building 210 0.14 $ 21.43 $ 44,570
Utility System Construction 660 0.12 $ 20.15 $ 41,900
Residential Building Construction 690 0.08 $ 17.58 $ 36,560

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) 1,580 0.03 $ 26.22 $ 54,530
Support Activities for Mining 150 0.07 $ 21.95 $ 45,650
Ship and Boat Building 210 0.14 $ 21.43 $ 44,570
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 150 0.04 $ 21.14 $ 43,960
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 40 (7) $ 20.68 $ 43,020


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.



Map of employment of helpers--electricians by state, May 2021


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 14,070 1.15 2.25 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Florida 7,640 0.89 1.73 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
North Carolina 5,520 1.25 2.44 $ 16.18 $ 33,650
Georgia 5,020 1.15 2.24 $ 16.57 $ 34,470
New York 4,160 0.48 0.94 $ 21.75 $ 45,230


Map of location quotient of helpers--electricians by state, May 2021


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 3,100 1.73 3.37 $ 17.70 $ 36,810
North Carolina 5,520 1.25 2.44 $ 16.18 $ 33,650
Texas 14,070 1.15 2.25 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Georgia 5,020 1.15 2.24 $ 16.57 $ 34,470
Virginia 4,030 1.07 2.10 $ 16.74 $ 34,820


Map of annual mean wages of helpers--electricians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Helpers--Electricians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 210 0.13 0.26 $ 23.75 $ 49,410
District of Columbia 240 0.37 0.72 $ 22.36 $ 46,520
Washington 310 0.10 0.19 $ 21.84 $ 45,420
New York 4,160 0.48 0.94 $ 21.75 $ 45,230
Massachusetts 960 0.28 0.55 $ 21.65 $ 45,030



Map of employment of helpers--electricians by area, May 2021


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 4,110 0.47 0.92 $ 21.93 $ 45,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,100 1.14 2.23 $ 18.30 $ 38,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,360 1.16 2.26 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,020 1.17 2.28 $ 17.39 $ 36,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,030 0.69 1.35 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,560 1.29 2.52 $ 16.76 $ 34,870
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,560 0.64 1.24 $ 17.24 $ 35,860
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,460 1.36 2.66 $ 19.24 $ 40,030
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,360 1.15 2.26 $ 14.77 $ 30,720
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,250 0.47 0.92 $ 17.83 $ 37,090


Map of location quotient of helpers--electricians by area, May 2021


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)
Baton Rouge, LA 970 2.64 5.16 $ 20.11 $ 41,830
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 120 2.55 4.98 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Lake Charles, LA 230 2.52 4.93 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Corpus Christi, TX 380 2.17 4.24 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
The Villages, FL 70 2.09 4.08 $ 15.53 $ 32,290
Monroe, LA 150 2.02 3.94 $ 14.21 $ 29,560
Valdosta, GA 100 1.98 3.86 $ 14.78 $ 30,730
Lafayette, LA 350 1.86 3.64 $ 15.49 $ 32,220
Panama City, FL 140 1.83 3.57 $ 15.26 $ 31,740
Midland, TX 170 1.80 3.51 $ 19.95 $ 41,490


Map of annual mean wages of helpers--electricians by area, May 2021


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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.15 0.29 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.14 0.27 $ 24.29 $ 50,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 0.18 $ 23.41 $ 48,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 690 0.27 0.52 $ 22.27 $ 46,320
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.16 0.31 $ 22.20 $ 46,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,110 0.47 0.92 $ 21.93 $ 45,620
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 21.24 $ 44,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.07 0.14 $ 21.21 $ 44,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 290 0.30 0.59 $ 20.86 $ 43,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 20.83 $ 43,330

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.30 2.55 $ 15.64 $ 32,540
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.26 2.45 $ 15.22 $ 31,660
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 280 1.05 2.04 $ 16.83 $ 35,000
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 1.40 2.73 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 220 1.14 2.24 $ 16.52 $ 34,360

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.90 3.71 $ 16.84 $ 35,030
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 1.40 2.73 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.35 2.63 $ 14.52 $ 30,200
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.30 2.55 $ 15.64 $ 32,540
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.26 2.46 $ 13.95 $ 29,020

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 1.10 2.15 $ 22.49 $ 46,790
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.85 $ 45,450
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 170 0.94 1.83 $ 20.12 $ 41,850
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 160 1.08 2.10 $ 19.44 $ 40,430
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 1.41 $ 19.14 $ 39,800


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.

(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 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