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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
22,980 2.7 % $38.48 $80,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.14 $32.44 $38.56 $45.56 $50.51
Annual Wage (2) $54,360 $67,480 $80,200 $94,770 $105,060


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 15,060 3.83 $39.28 $81,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,070 0.06 $38.20 $79,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 500 0.02 $35.39 $73,600
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 490 0.24 $33.08 $68,810
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 460 0.03 $36.77 $76,480

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 15,060 3.83 $39.28 $81,690
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 160 0.57 $37.73 $78,480
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 50 0.44 $35.12 $73,040
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 490 0.24 $33.08 $68,810
Natural Gas Distribution 240 0.22 $46.02 $95,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 240 0.22 $46.02 $95,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $44.85 $93,290
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,060 3.83 $39.28 $81,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,070 0.06 $38.20 $79,460
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 160 0.57 $37.73 $78,480


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 2,590 0.28 1.74 $40.11 $83,420
California 1,750 0.10 0.65 $46.74 $97,230
Texas 1,740 0.14 0.90 $33.26 $69,170
Michigan 1,570 0.36 2.29 $42.09 $87,550
Florida 1,160 0.13 0.85 $36.14 $75,180




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)
West Virginia 320 0.46 2.90 $34.58 $71,930
Alabama 770 0.40 2.51 $35.65 $74,160
Michigan 1,570 0.36 2.29 $42.09 $87,550
Delaware 140 0.32 1.99 $39.97 $83,130
North Dakota 130 0.31 1.94 $41.46 $86,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 130 0.20 1.25 $51.46 $107,030
California 1,750 0.10 0.65 $46.74 $97,230
Washington 220 0.07 0.43 $45.09 $93,800
Oregon 150 0.08 0.52 $44.41 $92,360
Alaska 90 0.29 1.84 $43.10 $89,650





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 2,260 0.24 1.50 $39.72 $82,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 660 0.11 0.68 $50.16 $104,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 600 0.22 1.41 $34.41 $71,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 550 0.18 1.10 $39.43 $82,020
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 510 0.26 1.63 $45.51 $94,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 500 0.17 1.10 $38.73 $80,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 470 0.16 0.99 $33.90 $70,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 410 0.20 1.26 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 410 0.11 0.72 $31.63 $65,790
Pittsburgh, PA 290 0.25 1.58 $35.30 $73,420




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 90 1.67 10.52 $41.29 $85,880
Hattiesburg, MS 80 1.30 8.17 $31.52 $65,550
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 260 0.85 5.38 $34.79 $72,360
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 0.72 4.56 $39.30 $81,730
Syracuse, NY 170 0.57 3.59 $42.93 $89,300
Madison, WI 190 0.50 3.12 $38.17 $79,390
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 0.48 3.05 $41.44 $86,180
Modesto, CA 60 0.33 2.05 $55.17 $114,750
Richmond, VA 210 0.32 2.02 $35.91 $74,690
Chattanooga, TN-GA 80 0.31 1.94 $40.61 $84,480




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 2.05 $55.17 $114,750
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 1.34 $52.94 $110,110
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.25 $50.95 $105,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 660 0.11 0.68 $50.16 $104,330
Anchorage, AK 40 0.24 1.53 $49.25 $102,440
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $47.43 $98,660
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 120 0.06 0.39 $46.40 $96,520
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 510 0.26 1.63 $45.51 $94,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 0.73 $44.10 $91,730
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 90 0.06 0.39 $43.74 $90,980

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 160 0.84 5.31 $33.17 $68,990
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.29 1.80 $38.16 $79,380
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 4.02 $30.77 $64,000
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 2.38 $37.41 $77,800
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 1.95 $35.00 $72,800

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)
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 6.30 $44.54 $92,640
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 5.31 $33.17 $68,990
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 5.30 $40.45 $84,130
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 4.28 $39.65 $82,470
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 4.02 $30.77 $64,000

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.58 $46.51 $96,740
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.98 $44.80 $93,190
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 1.00 6.30 $44.54 $92,640
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.32 $40.97 $85,220
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 5.30 $40.45 $84,130


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019