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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
111,660 1.6 % $34.60 $71,960 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.66 $25.74 $34.86 $43.69 $49.76
Annual Wage (2) $38,810 $53,550 $72,520 $90,870 $103,500


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 54,550 14.19 $37.49 $77,980
Utility System Construction 29,910 5.24 $29.53 $61,410
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,870 0.25 $32.20 $66,980
Building Equipment Contractors 5,030 0.23 $33.49 $69,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,890 0.09 $40.92 $85,110

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 54,550 14.19 $37.49 $77,980
Utility System Construction 29,910 5.24 $29.53 $61,410
Coal Mining 150 0.30 $35.17 $73,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,870 0.25 $32.20 $66,980
Building Equipment Contractors 5,030 0.23 $33.49 $69,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $46.80 $97,350
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,890 0.09 $40.92 $85,110
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 160 0.01 $39.71 $82,590
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 54,550 14.19 $37.49 $77,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 120 0.01 $36.22 $75,350


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 10,600 0.85 1.12 $28.16 $58,570
California 6,730 0.39 0.51 $46.78 $97,300
Georgia 6,200 1.39 1.82 $26.87 $55,880
Florida 5,620 0.64 0.84 $27.41 $57,010
New York 5,070 0.53 0.70 $38.75 $80,600




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 640 2.36 3.10 $38.00 $79,030
South Dakota 870 2.04 2.68 $37.50 $78,010
Arkansas 2,140 1.75 2.31 $31.45 $65,420
North Dakota 730 1.73 2.28 $41.06 $85,410
Mississippi 1,800 1.60 2.10 $30.26 $62,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,730 0.39 0.51 $46.78 $97,300
Oregon 1,230 0.65 0.85 $45.88 $95,430
Alaska 470 1.49 1.97 $44.15 $91,830
New Jersey 1,260 0.31 0.41 $43.93 $91,370
Massachusetts 2,060 0.57 0.75 $43.25 $89,960





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,250 1.18 1.56 $27.22 $56,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,220 0.33 0.44 $42.31 $88,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,640 0.87 1.14 $28.64 $59,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,140 0.34 0.45 $44.58 $92,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,980 0.62 0.82 $33.01 $68,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,980 0.42 0.56 $42.84 $89,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,860 0.51 0.67 $27.65 $57,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,580 0.57 0.74 $43.14 $89,720
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,550 0.59 0.77 $24.78 $51,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,530 0.53 0.70 $40.32 $83,860