Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
72,580 2.7 % $15.40 $32,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.21 $12.21 $14.68 $17.98 $22.02
Annual Wage (2) $21,240 $25,390 $30,540 $37,400 $45,810


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 65,110 3.16 $15.13 $31,460
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,840 0.24 $17.31 $36,010
Employment Services 1,340 0.04 $14.73 $30,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,250 0.02 $22.48 $46,760
Utility System Construction 630 0.12 $16.20 $33,690

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 65,110 3.16 $15.13 $31,460
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,840 0.24 $17.31 $36,010
Ship and Boat Building 170 0.12 $20.92 $43,520
Utility System Construction 630 0.12 $16.20 $33,690
Support Activities for Mining 210 0.08 $16.60 $34,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $23.87 $49,660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,250 0.02 $22.48 $46,760
Ship and Boat Building 170 0.12 $20.92 $43,520
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $20.26 $42,140
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.05 $20.07 $41,740


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 8,220 0.69 1.36 $16.15 $33,600
Florida 7,630 0.91 1.78 $14.19 $29,520
North Carolina 5,070 1.18 2.31 $13.87 $28,850
New York 4,260 0.46 0.91 $18.00 $37,440
California 4,240 0.25 0.50 $17.36 $36,110




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 3,690 1.94 3.81 $14.87 $30,930
North Carolina 5,070 1.18 2.31 $13.87 $28,850
Oklahoma 1,690 1.08 2.11 $17.28 $35,950
Alabama 2,040 1.06 2.09 $13.33 $27,730
Maine 580 0.96 1.89 $14.13 $29,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 530 0.17 0.32 $25.10 $52,220
Hawaii 480 0.76 1.50 $22.49 $46,770
District of Columbia 130 0.19 0.37 $20.35 $42,330
Alaska 160 0.51 1.00 $19.47 $40,500
West Virginia 320 0.46 0.91 $19.09 $39,700



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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 4,480 0.67 1.32 $18.21 $37,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,250 0.86 1.69 $13.06 $27,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,120 0.72 1.42 $17.75 $36,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.71 1.39 $16.32 $33,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.59 1.16 $15.23 $31,680
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,460 1.14 2.24 $13.64 $28,360
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,410 1.18 2.33 $14.79 $30,760
Baton Rouge, LA 1,360 3.47 6.81 $14.25 $29,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,230 0.62 1.22 $14.50 $30,160
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,210 1.21 2.38 $15.92 $33,110


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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)
Lake Charles, LA 540 4.80 9.42 (8) (8)
Valdosta, GA 210 3.93 7.71 $14.65 $30,480
Baton Rouge, LA 1,360 3.47 6.81 $14.25 $29,640
Decatur, AL 150 2.80 5.49 $13.61 $28,310
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 170 2.43 4.77 $15.19 $31,600
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 190 2.29 4.50 $14.08 $29,290
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 400 2.21 4.33 $16.40 $34,100
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 230 2.20 4.31 $12.94 $26,910
Wilmington, NC 260 2.12 4.17 $13.09 $27,240
College Station-Bryan, TX 230 2.03 3.98 $15.57 $32,390


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 50 0.68 1.34 $24.77 $51,530
Morgantown, WV (8) (8) (8) $24.35 $50,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.90 $49,710
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $22.71 $47,230
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.51 $44,740
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 30 0.34 0.67 $21.35 $44,410
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 80 0.60 1.17 $21.03 $43,740
Salt Lake City, UT 260 0.37 0.73 $20.41 $42,440
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.13 $41,880
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 0.57 1.11 $19.53 $40,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 390 1.57 3.09 $14.15 $29,420
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.37 2.70 $13.86 $28,830
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 320 1.75 3.43 $12.54 $26,080
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 2.47 4.85 $21.84 $45,420
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 200 1.60 3.15 $15.01 $31,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 80 4.27 8.38 $19.68 $40,930
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 2.61 5.12 (8) (8)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 2.47 4.85 $21.84 $45,420
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.76 3.46 $13.22 $27,490
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 320 1.75 3.43 $12.54 $26,080

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 2.47 4.85 $21.84 $45,420
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.18 $20.92 $43,500
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 80 4.27 8.38 $19.68 $40,930
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.08 $39,690
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.49 $38,460


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018