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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
75,970 2.6 % $15.84 $32,960 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $12.56 $15.10 $18.36 $22.63
Annual Wage (2) $22,010 $26,120 $31,410 $38,200 $47,080


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 67,180 3.15 $15.51 $32,260
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,930 0.24 $17.96 $37,350
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,370 0.03 $23.42 $48,710
Utility System Construction 750 0.14 $16.38 $34,080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 240 0.03 $15.06 $31,320

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 67,180 3.15 $15.51 $32,260
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,930 0.24 $17.96 $37,350
Ship and Boat Building 200 0.15 $20.66 $42,960
Utility System Construction 750 0.14 $16.38 $34,080
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 150 0.13 $17.62 $36,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $26.09 $54,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $24.56 $51,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,370 0.03 $23.42 $48,710
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 70 0.02 $21.31 $44,330
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $21.02 $43,730


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)
Texas 9,810 0.81 1.54 $15.77 $32,790
Florida 8,440 0.98 1.87 $15.07 $31,350
North Carolina 5,370 1.23 2.33 $14.33 $29,800
Georgia 4,970 1.13 2.15 $14.18 $29,490
California 4,410 0.26 0.49 $18.25 $37,970




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)
Louisiana 3,890 2.03 3.88 $16.02 $33,320
North Carolina 5,370 1.23 2.33 $14.33 $29,800
Oklahoma 1,940 1.22 2.32 $17.15 $35,670
Maine 700 1.16 2.21 $14.93 $31,060
Georgia 4,970 1.13 2.15 $14.18 $29,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 160 0.05 0.09 $23.97 $49,850
Hawaii 510 0.80 1.53 $22.25 $46,290
Connecticut 310 0.19 0.36 $19.59 $40,760
Alaska 90 0.29 0.56 $19.30 $40,130
Idaho 140 0.20 0.38 $19.09 $39,700





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 4,840 0.51 0.97 $19.18 $39,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,790 1.06 2.02 $16.46 $34,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,770 1.03 1.96 $14.66 $30,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,290 0.77 1.46 $15.59 $32,420
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,240 0.86 1.65 $16.17 $33,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,980 0.32 0.62 $19.05 $39,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,800 0.57 1.09 $16.07 $33,430
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,650 1.36 2.59 $14.64 $30,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,460 0.71 1.35 $16.00 $33,280
Baton Rouge, LA 1,370 3.47 6.62 $14.79 $30,750




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)
Lake Charles, LA 820 7.09 13.50 $19.76 $41,100
Valdosta, GA 310 5.86 11.16 $14.57 $30,310
Decatur, AL 200 3.72 7.09 $12.91 $26,850
Baton Rouge, LA 1,370 3.47 6.62 $14.79 $30,750
Monroe, LA 190 2.45 4.67 $14.96 $31,120
Burlington, NC 150 2.40 4.57 $11.48 $23,890
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 390 2.24 4.26 $14.66 $30,500
Odessa, TX 170 2.16 4.11 $19.50 $40,560
Mobile, AL 370 2.15 4.10 $13.92 $28,960
Wilmington, NC 270 2.08 3.97 $13.84 $28,780