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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Excludes “Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay” (49-2095).


National estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
123,940 1.5 % $ 38.01 $ 79,060 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.21 $ 29.08 $ 37.65 $ 47.59 $ 51.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,200 $ 60,480 $ 78,310 $ 99,000 $ 107,110


Industry profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 59,080 15.70 $ 41.66 $ 86,650
Utility System Construction 38,620 7.16 $ 33.40 $ 69,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,470 0.25 $ 34.92 $ 72,630
Building Equipment Contractors 4,840 0.22 $ 30.67 $ 63,800
Natural Gas Distribution 2,470 2.25 $ 53.96 $ 112,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 59,080 15.70 $ 41.66 $ 86,650
Utility System Construction 38,620 7.16 $ 33.40 $ 69,460
Natural Gas Distribution 2,470 2.25 $ 53.96 $ 112,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,470 0.25 $ 34.92 $ 72,630
Building Equipment Contractors 4,840 0.22 $ 30.67 $ 63,800

Top paying industries for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 2,470 2.25 $ 53.96 $ 112,230
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 44.45 $ 92,450
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,870 0.09 $ 44.04 $ 91,590
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 59,080 15.70 $ 41.66 $ 86,650
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $ 41.14 $ 85,580


Geographic profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of electrical power-line installers and repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 14,090 1.15 1.31 $ 33.07 $ 68,790
California 9,300 0.56 0.64 $ 49.11 $ 102,150
Florida 7,470 0.87 0.99 $ 31.92 $ 66,400
Illinois 5,590 1.00 1.13 $ 43.13 $ 89,700
North Carolina 4,640 1.05 1.19 $ 32.47 $ 67,530


Map of location quotient of electrical power-line installers and repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 560 2.16 2.45 $ 38.29 $ 79,630
Mississippi 1,970 1.79 2.03 $ 31.09 $ 64,660
South Dakota 710 1.69 1.92 $ 37.58 $ 78,170
North Dakota 650 1.65 1.88 $ 42.57 $ 88,550
Kentucky 2,930 1.59 1.81 $ 32.41 $ 67,410


Map of annual mean wages of electrical power-line installers and repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 470 0.86 0.97 $ 50.23 $ 104,480
California 9,300 0.56 0.64 $ 49.11 $ 102,150
Connecticut 1,020 0.65 0.74 $ 47.72 $ 99,250
Oregon 1,140 0.63 0.71 $ 47.49 $ 98,770
New York 3,460 0.40 0.45 $ 47.46 $ 98,710



Map of employment of electrical power-line installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,450 1.19 1.35 $ 35.65 $ 74,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,370 0.80 0.90 $ 44.87 $ 93,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,830 0.79 0.90 $ 34.07 $ 70,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,670 0.31 0.35 $ 49.35 $ 102,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,560 0.99 1.12 $ 33.05 $ 68,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,400 0.42 0.48 $ 47.28 $ 98,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,010 0.82 0.93 $ 32.57 $ 67,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,890 0.89 1.02 $ 38.43 $ 79,930
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,880 1.47 1.67 $ 42.87 $ 89,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,660 0.62 0.71 $ 44.96 $ 93,530


Map of location quotient of electrical power-line installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sherman-Denison, TX 220 4.56 5.19 $ 29.68 $ 61,730
Monroe, MI 120 3.35 3.81 $ 44.11 $ 91,750
Decatur, AL 170 3.08 3.50 $ 37.70 $ 78,410
Jefferson City, MO 210 2.84 3.23 $ 34.09 $ 70,900
Lexington-Fayette, KY 650 2.53 2.87 $ 32.83 $ 68,280
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 270 2.43 2.77 $ 49.97 $ 103,940
Alexandria, LA 140 2.39 2.72 $ 30.04 $ 62,480
Muncie, IN 100 2.38 2.70 $ 25.80 $ 53,660
The Villages, FL 80 2.25 2.56 $ 37.29 $ 77,560
Victoria, TX 80 2.21 2.51 $ 32.45 $ 67,500