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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
79,260 3.0 % $16.49 $34,300 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.16 $13.09 $15.78 $18.91 $23.47
Annual Wage (2) $23,200 $27,230 $32,830 $39,320 $48,810


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 69,410 3.12 $16.19 $33,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,130 0.26 $19.01 $39,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,380 0.02 $24.17 $50,280
Utility System Construction 800 0.14 $17.76 $36,930
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 450 0.36 $15.69 $32,630

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 69,410 3.12 $16.19 $33,680
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 450 0.36 $15.69 $32,630
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,130 0.26 $19.01 $39,540
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.15 $21.65 $45,040
Utility System Construction 800 0.14 $17.76 $36,930

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 80 0.02 $26.87 $55,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $24.28 $50,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,380 0.02 $24.17 $50,280
Ship and Boat Building 160 0.11 $22.64 $47,100
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.15 $21.65 $45,040


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 11,500 0.93 1.71 $16.33 $33,960
Florida 9,180 1.04 1.93 $15.18 $31,570
New York 5,760 0.60 1.12 $19.44 $40,440
North Carolina 5,710 1.28 2.37 $14.93 $31,050
Georgia 5,350 1.20 2.22 $14.94 $31,070




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 3,470 1.80 3.34 $16.19 $33,680
North Carolina 5,710 1.28 2.37 $14.93 $31,050
Georgia 5,350 1.20 2.22 $14.94 $31,070
New Mexico 970 1.18 2.19 $16.48 $34,280
Oklahoma 1,690 1.04 1.93 $17.37 $36,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 210 0.13 0.24 $22.67 $47,160
Washington 370 0.11 0.21 $22.23 $46,230
Massachusetts 2,020 0.56 1.03 $21.99 $45,730
Alaska 70 0.22 0.40 $21.33 $44,360
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $20.63 $42,910





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 5,750 0.60 1.10 $19.35 $40,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,020 1.10 2.04 $16.57 $34,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,390 1.24 2.29 $15.42 $32,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,840 0.93 1.72 $16.33 $33,960
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,090 0.79 1.47 $16.74 $34,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,950 0.31 0.58 $19.79 $41,150
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,620 0.58 1.07 $22.80 $47,420
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,530 1.23 2.27 $14.89 $30,980
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,460 1.10 2.03 $15.48 $32,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,460 0.46 0.85 $16.10 $33,490




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 800 6.95 12.88 $20.01 $41,620
Valdosta, GA 170 3.22 5.97 $13.29 $27,640
Rocky Mount, NC 160 2.90 5.38 $14.29 $29,710
Baton Rouge, LA 1,110 2.81 5.22 $14.84 $30,870
Monroe, LA 210 2.70 5.00 $15.70 $32,650
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 450 2.55 4.73 $14.42 $29,990
Punta Gorda, FL 120 2.42 4.49 $13.42 $27,920
Panama City, FL 180 2.28 4.23 $14.49 $30,140
Hammond, LA 100 2.15 3.99 $15.44 $32,100
Lafayette, LA 420 2.11 3.91 $14.34 $29,830