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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
655,840 0.8 % $28.46 $59,190 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.84 $19.84 $26.53 $34.99 $45.49
Annual Wage (2) $32,940 $41,260 $55,190 $72,780 $94,620


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 474,590 22.22 $28.11 $58,470
Employment Services 17,940 0.49 $25.50 $53,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,620 0.27 $32.79 $68,210
Nonresidential Building Construction 10,560 1.31 $28.33 $58,920
Utility System Construction 9,610 1.81 $29.42 $61,190

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 474,590 22.22 $28.11 $58,470
Coal Mining 2,410 4.74 $29.52 $61,410
Ship and Boat Building 4,870 3.59 $25.41 $52,860
Tobacco Manufacturing 380 3.30 $31.37 $65,240
Metal Ore Mining 1,160 2.90 $30.41 $63,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 640 0.59 $49.53 $103,030
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $42.49 $88,370
Land Subdivision 40 0.09 $40.26 $83,750
Real Estate 1,050 0.07 $38.10 $79,250
Support Activities for Water Transportation 360 0.39 $37.66 $78,330


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 66,260 3.90 0.86 $33.33 $69,320
Texas 62,180 5.13 1.13 $24.51 $50,980
New York 42,450 4.52 1.00 $37.41 $77,810
Florida 38,860 4.51 1.00 $21.75 $45,240
Ohio 24,850 4.59 1.01 $25.54 $53,130




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 2,260 8.38 1.85 $28.56 $59,400
North Dakota 3,110 7.46 1.65 $30.42 $63,260
Utah 10,610 7.29 1.61 $26.02 $54,120
Louisiana 12,730 6.65 1.47 $25.10 $52,200
Idaho 4,270 6.05 1.33 $24.12 $50,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 42,450 4.52 1.00 $37.41 $77,810
Alaska 1,570 4.98 1.10 $36.70 $76,330
District of Columbia 1,230 1.73 0.38 $36.55 $76,030
Illinois 24,410 4.08 0.90 $36.45 $75,820
Hawaii 3,570 5.56 1.23 $36.45 $75,810





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 43,760 4.61 1.02 $38.93 $80,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,470 3.18 0.70 $32.39 $67,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,160 3.91 0.86 $38.35 $79,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,860 5.99 1.32 $27.16 $56,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17,500 4.91 1.08 $22.71 $47,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,910 4.68 1.03 $32.80 $68,230
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 12,220 6.20 1.37 $29.86 $62,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10,990 3.51 0.77 $30.44 $63,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 10,650 4.11 0.91 $22.30 $46,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,560 3.71 0.82 $35.35 $73,530