Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

47-2111 Electricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Excludes "Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers" (49-2098).


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)
631,080 0.8 % $27.84 $57,910 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.47 $19.38 $26.01 $34.34 $44.56
Annual Wage (2) $32,180 $40,320 $54,110 $71,430 $92,690


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 455,910 22.12 $27.42 $57,030
Employment Services 15,980 0.44 $24.80 $51,580
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,040 0.28 $32.14 $66,850
Nonresidential Building Construction 11,430 1.46 $27.71 $57,640
Utility System Construction 8,980 1.76 $30.47 $63,390

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 455,910 22.12 $27.42 $57,030
Coal Mining 2,240 4.51 $29.52 $61,410
Ship and Boat Building 5,000 3.73 $25.66 $53,370
Tobacco Manufacturing 430 3.56 $31.73 $65,990
Metal Ore Mining 1,110 2.92 $30.78 $64,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 720 0.64 $46.60 $96,920
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $42.80 $89,020
General Merchandise Stores 70 (7) $39.02 $81,160
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,540 0.60 $37.25 $77,470
Real Estate 1,040 0.07 $37.04 $77,050


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)
California 63,060 3.78 0.85 $33.17 $69,000
Texas 60,080 5.05 1.14 $23.70 $49,300
New York 41,920 4.55 1.03 $36.77 $76,480
Florida 36,820 4.37 0.99 $21.28 $44,270
Ohio 24,170 4.50 1.02 $24.71 $51,390




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)
North Dakota 3,540 8.49 1.92 $30.18 $62,780
Wyoming 2,240 8.37 1.89 $27.62 $57,460
Utah 9,430 6.68 1.51 $25.61 $53,280
Louisiana 11,470 6.03 1.36 $24.56 $51,090
Colorado 15,070 5.90 1.33 $25.57 $53,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,470 5.48 1.24 $37.50 $77,990
District of Columbia 1,190 1.68 0.38 $37.18 $77,330
Alaska 1,610 5.04 1.14 $37.10 $77,180
New York 41,920 4.55 1.03 $36.77 $76,480
Illinois 22,810 3.85 0.87 $35.58 $74,010



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 31,450 4.70 1.06 $40.29 $83,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,700 6.04 1.36 $26.60 $55,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,330 3.64 0.82 $38.07 $79,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,720 4.70 1.06 $22.38 $46,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,690 2.64 0.60 $33.39 $69,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,290 4.31 0.97 $23.80 $49,500
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 9,020 6.25 1.41 $25.13 $52,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,860 3.52 0.79 $29.20 $60,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,510 5.17 1.17 $33.41 $69,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,020 4.96 1.12 $28.42 $59,120


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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)
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 2,180 14.53 3.28 $26.46 $55,040
Provo-Orem, UT 3,090 13.47 3.04 $26.08 $54,240
Odessa, TX 820 12.00 2.71 $22.39 $46,570
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1,030 11.91 2.69 $26.93 $56,010
Homosassa Springs, FL 370 11.42 2.58 $18.56 $38,600
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,670 10.73 2.42 $28.55 $59,380
Mobile, AL 1,790 10.37 2.34 $22.97 $47,780
Decatur, IL 500 10.14 2.29 $29.90 $62,190
Casper, WY 370 9.71 2.19 $27.84 $57,920
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 860 9.02 2.04 $26.61 $55,360