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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.


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)
24,430 3.0 % $37.39 $77,770 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.21 $31.83 $37.70 $44.36 $49.30
Annual Wage (2) $52,440 $66,210 $78,410 $92,270 $102,550


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 15,640 4.01 $38.35 $79,760
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,390 0.06 $36.90 $76,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $38.53 $80,140
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 590 0.29 $31.90 $66,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 560 0.02 $35.55 $73,950

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 15,640 4.01 $38.35 $79,760
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 590 0.29 $31.90 $66,360
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.24 $40.67 $84,590
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.18 $37.85 $78,720
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 170 0.16 $24.31 $50,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.24 $40.67 $84,590
Rail Transportation 160 0.07 $38.73 $80,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 600 0.03 $38.53 $80,140
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,640 4.01 $38.35 $79,760
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.18 $37.85 $78,720


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)
New York 2,390 0.26 1.52 $38.72 $80,540
California 2,230 0.13 0.78 $45.26 $94,150
Texas 2,130 0.18 1.05 $30.79 $64,050
Michigan 1,550 0.36 2.11 $41.07 $85,420
Florida 1,340 0.16 0.93 $34.44 $71,640




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)
Alabama 1,000 0.52 3.04 $36.06 $75,010
Michigan 1,550 0.36 2.11 $41.07 $85,420
West Virginia 240 0.35 2.04 $35.32 $73,470
Delaware 150 0.34 1.99 $40.22 $83,660
North Carolina 1,330 0.31 1.80 $34.04 $70,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 120 0.19 1.13 $46.64 $97,000
Washington 240 0.08 0.44 $46.40 $96,510
California 2,230 0.13 0.78 $45.26 $94,150
Oregon 110 0.06 0.35 $43.78 $91,070
Wyoming 70 0.26 1.55 $42.87 $89,180



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.29 1.70 $37.94 $78,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.20 1.19 $47.37 $98,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 600 0.23 1.35 $34.32 $71,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 1.21 $38.45 $79,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.19 1.09 $29.85 $62,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 430 0.15 0.86 $33.40 $69,480
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 390 0.78 4.55 $35.86 $74,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.23 1.35 $42.79 $89,000
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.27 1.60 $33.91 $70,540
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 290 0.98 5.70 $33.89 $70,490


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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)
Decatur, AL 160 3.04 17.71 $39.22 $81,570
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 290 0.98 5.70 $33.89 $70,490
Farmington, NM 50 0.94 5.50 $40.90 $85,070
El Centro, CA 50 0.83 4.81 $30.73 $63,910
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 390 0.78 4.55 $35.86 $74,580
Hattiesburg, MS 40 0.63 3.70 $28.08 $58,410
Asheville, NC 120 0.63 3.66 $37.57 $78,140
Mobile, AL 90 0.53 3.09 $34.53 $71,830
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 70 0.48 2.78 $38.11 $79,270
Chattanooga, TN-GA 110 0.47 2.72 $37.25 $77,470


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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)
Modesto, CA 60 0.33 1.93 $53.91 $112,140
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 0.27 $49.97 $103,940
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.17 0.98 $47.54 $98,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.20 1.19 $47.37 $98,540
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $45.44 $94,520
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 240 0.33 1.92 $44.62 $92,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.17 0.98 $44.17 $91,870
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 0.46 $44.12 $91,780
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.60 $90,690
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 0.74 $43.20 $89,860

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.43 8.36 $31.92 $66,400
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.34 7.82 $34.29 $71,310
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.63 3.66 $25.98 $54,040
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.02 5.97 $36.12 $75,130
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 3.47 (8) (8)

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.43 8.36 $31.92 $66,400
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 1.34 7.82 $34.29 $71,310
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.02 5.97 $36.12 $75,130
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 4.88 $41.30 $85,910
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 4.03 $35.29 $73,400

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 4.88 $41.30 $85,910
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 2.67 $41.12 $85,520
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.28 $40.17 $83,550
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.17 $38.30 $79,670
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.56 $37.71 $78,430


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018