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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
22,650 2.9 % $39.08 $81,280 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.07 $32.71 $39.80 $46.23 $51.26
Annual Wage (2) $54,230 $68,040 $82,780 $96,160 $106,610


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 14,360 3.74 $40.24 $83,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,020 0.05 $38.94 $80,990
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 710 0.05 $39.45 $82,050
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 500 0.23 $34.70 $72,170
Utility System Construction 470 0.08 $30.71 $63,870

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 14,360 3.74 $40.24 $83,710
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 230 0.79 $38.66 $80,410
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.36 $35.52 $73,880
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 500 0.23 $34.70 $72,170
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.21 $45.75 $95,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.21 $45.75 $95,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $42.54 $88,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 14,360 3.74 $40.24 $83,710
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 710 0.05 $39.45 $82,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,020 0.05 $38.94 $80,990


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 2,470 0.26 1.68 $41.19 $85,670
Texas 1,920 0.15 1.00 $32.48 $67,560
California 1,420 0.08 0.53 $46.83 $97,400
Michigan 1,410 0.32 2.10 $42.76 $88,940
Pennsylvania 1,110 0.19 1.22 $37.27 $77,520




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 840 0.43 2.76 $37.24 $77,460
West Virginia 240 0.35 2.25 $35.70 $74,250
North Dakota 140 0.34 2.19 $43.22 $89,900
Michigan 1,410 0.32 2.10 $42.76 $88,940
Mississippi 330 0.30 1.92 $33.59 $69,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 140 0.22 1.45 $51.99 $108,140
California 1,420 0.08 0.53 $46.83 $97,400
Oregon 160 0.08 0.53 $45.57 $94,790
Minnesota 390 0.14 0.88 $44.79 $93,160
Washington 220 0.07 0.44 $44.50 $92,560





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 2,300 0.24 1.55 $41.35 $86,010
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 700 0.36 2.31 $44.29 $92,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 600 0.10 0.62 $52.45 $109,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 520 0.19 1.23 $37.73 $78,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 0.92 $39.28 $81,700
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 440 0.15 0.99 $38.83 $80,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 330 0.09 0.59 $30.09 $62,580
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 330 0.63 4.08 $37.30 $77,580
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.25 1.63 $36.65 $76,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 270 0.06 0.37 $43.19 $89,820




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 330 0.63 4.08 $37.30 $77,580
Syracuse, NY 180 0.58 3.77 $42.81 $89,040
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 0.51 3.33 $43.83 $91,170
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 80 0.51 3.28 $39.10 $81,330
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.43 2.82 $35.26 $73,340
Lubbock, TX 60 0.40 2.57 $35.60 $74,040
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.38 2.46 $39.77 $82,730
Chattanooga, TN-GA 100 0.38 2.49 $39.38 $81,910
Manchester, NH 40 0.37 2.41 $34.44 $71,630
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 700 0.36 2.31 $44.29 $92,120




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $53.39 $111,050
Modesto, CA 50 0.28 1.84 $52.68 $109,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 600 0.10 0.62 $52.45 $109,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 0.06 0.36 $51.44 $107,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.64 $46.74 $97,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $46.57 $96,860
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 0.46 $46.36 $96,430
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 0.50 $45.91 $95,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.13 0.87 $44.82 $93,220
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.27 1.73 $44.61 $92,780

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 1.44 9.33 $34.46 $71,690
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 2.01 13.06 $42.71 $88,840
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 0.74 4.77 $30.62 $63,680
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.29 1.86 $38.95 $81,010
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 4.46 $36.80 $76,550

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)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 2.01 13.06 $42.71 $88,840
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.44 9.33 $34.46 $71,690
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 5.20 $43.94 $91,400
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 0.74 4.77 $30.62 $63,680
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 0.69 4.49 $45.21 $94,050

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $48.94 $101,800
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.83 $47.23 $98,240
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.01 $45.68 $95,020
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 0.69 4.49 $45.21 $94,050
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 5.20 $43.94 $91,400


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020