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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Industry profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

National estimates for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,490 2.5 % $ 42.13 $ 87,640 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.63 $ 36.61 $ 44.91 $ 48.88 $ 57.69
Annual Wage (2) $ 59,540 $ 76,140 $ 93,420 $ 101,680 $ 120,000


Industry profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 14,220 3.78 $ 44.63 $ 92,820
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,340 0.06 $ 40.00 $ 83,190
Utility System Construction 1,030 0.19 $ 37.72 $ 78,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 540 0.02 $ 32.38 $ 67,360
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 510 0.24 $ 30.78 $ 64,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 14,220 3.78 $ 44.63 $ 92,820
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $ 41.43 $ 86,170
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 510 0.24 $ 30.78 $ 64,030
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 70 0.22 $ 41.85 $ 87,050
Utility System Construction 1,030 0.19 $ 37.72 $ 78,450

Top paying industries for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 14,220 3.78 $ 44.63 $ 92,820
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 380 0.02 $ 44.06 $ 91,640
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 70 0.22 $ 41.85 $ 87,050
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $ 41.43 $ 86,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 370 0.02 $ 41.23 $ 85,760


Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,970 0.34 2.15 $ 42.45 $ 88,290
Texas 2,090 0.17 1.07 $ 37.67 $ 78,350
California 1,760 0.11 0.67 $ 50.83 $ 105,730
Michigan 1,190 0.29 1.84 $ 43.48 $ 90,430
Pennsylvania 1,010 0.18 1.13 $ 39.57 $ 82,310


Map of location quotient of electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 900 0.46 2.91 $ 45.57 $ 94,790
Louisiana 670 0.37 2.34 $ 32.05 $ 66,670
New York 2,970 0.34 2.15 $ 42.45 $ 88,290
Oklahoma 510 0.33 2.05 $ 35.78 $ 74,420
Michigan 1,190 0.29 1.84 $ 43.48 $ 90,430


Map of annual mean wages of electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 210 0.12 0.72 $ 54.21 $ 112,760
Hawaii 90 0.16 1.02 $ 51.41 $ 106,930
Minnesota 230 0.08 0.53 $ 51.10 $ 106,280
California 1,760 0.11 0.67 $ 50.83 $ 105,730
Washington 310 0.10 0.61 $ 48.94 $ 101,790



Map of employment of electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

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 2,670 0.31 1.92 $ 42.67 $ 88,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 540 0.18 1.15 $ 42.89 $ 89,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.56 $ 52.55 $ 109,290
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 420 0.23 1.46 $ 44.23 $ 92,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 380 0.13 0.83 $ 39.61 $ 82,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 380 0.11 0.67 $ 38.42 $ 79,910
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 370 0.76 4.77 $ 46.75 $ 97,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 0.88 $ 49.35 $ 102,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 320 0.21 1.30 $ 52.56 $ 109,320
Austin-Round Rock, TX 310 0.29 1.80 $ 42.62 $ 88,660


Map of location quotient of electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monroe, MI 210 5.79 36.30 $ 47.02 $ 97,800
Goldsboro, NC 40 1.10 6.90 $ 39.55 $ 82,260
Syracuse, NY 250 0.89 5.56 $ 43.88 $ 91,270
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 370 0.76 4.77 $ 46.75 $ 97,230
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 110 0.50 3.15 $ 45.26 $ 94,140
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 70 0.50 3.13 $ 39.09 $ 81,310
Montgomery, AL 60 0.38 2.38 $ 42.53 $ 88,470
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 190 0.37 2.34 $ 34.40 $ 71,560
Baton Rouge, LA 140 0.37 2.32 $ 33.11 $ 68,860
Charlottesville, VA 40 0.33 2.06 $ 44.09 $ 91,710


Map of annual mean wages of electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 0.60 $ 57.79 $ 120,210
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 160 0.16 1.00 $ 56.97 $ 118,510
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.20 1.28 $ 54.94 $ 114,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 0.35 $ 53.96 $ 112,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 120 0.05 0.32 $ 53.32 $ 110,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 0.40 $ 53.02 $ 110,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 320 0.21 1.30 $ 52.56 $ 109,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.56 $ 52.55 $ 109,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 170 0.09 0.56 $ 52.18 $ 108,540
Macon, GA 30 0.32 2.02 $ 51.53 $ 107,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.22 7.61 $ 33.44 $ 69,550
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 6.01 $ 42.59 $ 88,590
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 3.88 $ 37.51 $ 78,010
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.29 1.83 $ 43.91 $ 91,340
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 2.84 $ 26.45 $ 55,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.22 7.61 $ 33.44 $ 69,550
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 6.01 $ 42.59 $ 88,590
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 4.10 $ 37.49 $ 77,980
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 3.88 $ 37.51 $ 78,010
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 3.62 $ 37.68 $ 78,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.85 $ 57.54 $ 119,690
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.94 $ 53.22 $ 110,690
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.51 $ 47.43 $ 98,660
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 3.01 $ 46.22 $ 96,130
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 2.14 $ 46.17 $ 96,030


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022