Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
607,120 0.8 % $27.24 $56,650 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.29 $19.02 $25.35 $33.49 $43.47
Annual Wage (2) $31,800 $39,570 $52,720 $69,670 $90,420


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 439,090 22.04 $26.80 $55,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,710 0.27 $31.41 $65,330
Employment Services 13,620 0.38 $23.85 $49,600
Nonresidential Building Construction 10,740 1.42 $26.52 $55,170
Utility System Construction 7,100 1.45 $29.45 $61,250

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 439,090 22.04 $26.80 $55,730
Coal Mining 2,530 4.74 $28.64 $59,580
Tobacco Manufacturing 520 4.01 $31.55 $65,610
Ship and Boat Building 5,370 3.94 $24.96 $51,920
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 3,230 3.85 $31.30 $65,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $47.18 $98,130
Natural Gas Distribution 620 0.55 $43.90 $91,310
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,360 0.56 $37.65 $78,310
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 70 0.01 $36.56 $76,050
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services (8) (8) $35.78 $74,420


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 60,620 3.80 0.88 $32.75 $68,130
Texas 57,540 4.90 1.13 $22.31 $46,410
New York 40,300 4.43 1.02 $35.10 $73,010
Florida 35,080 4.27 0.99 $21.30 $44,310
Ohio 22,650 4.24 0.98 $24.86 $51,710




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 3,920 9.23 2.13 $29.33 $61,010
Wyoming 2,480 9.00 2.08 $28.24 $58,740
Colorado 16,170 6.45 1.49 $24.32 $50,580
Utah 8,510 6.19 1.43 $24.95 $51,900
Hawaii 3,890 6.16 1.42 $35.95 $74,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,830 5.65 1.31 $39.23 $81,600
Hawaii 3,890 6.16 1.42 $35.95 $74,770
Illinois 20,330 3.44 0.80 $35.17 $73,160
New York 40,300 4.43 1.02 $35.10 $73,010
District of Columbia 1,110 1.59 0.37 $34.59 $71,960





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 30,630 4.65 1.08 $37.92 $78,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,130 6.18 1.43 $23.98 $49,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,970 2.84 0.66 $31.26 $65,010
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,530 3.17 0.73 $38.29 $79,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,390 4.69 1.08 $21.01 $43,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,320 4.04 0.93 $22.96 $47,750
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 10,240 7.23 1.67 $23.97 $49,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,710 3.90 0.90 $28.03 $58,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,230 4.25 0.98 $24.05 $50,020
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,750 4.30 0.99 $34.19 $71,120