Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
71,890 2.6 % $14.89 $30,980 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.67 $11.59 $14.20 $17.53 $21.37
Annual Wage (2) $20,110 $24,120 $29,530 $36,460 $44,450


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 65,190 3.27 $14.59 $30,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,460 0.19 $15.96 $33,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.02 $25.48 $52,990
Employment Services 1,080 0.03 $13.16 $27,380
Utility System Construction 570 0.12 $16.61 $34,550

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 65,190 3.27 $14.59 $30,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,460 0.19 $15.96 $33,190
Utility System Construction 570 0.12 $16.61 $34,550
Support Activities for Mining 180 0.06 $16.65 $34,630
Ship and Boat Building 70 0.05 $15.38 $32,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.02 $25.48 $52,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $23.58 $49,040
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 40 0.04 $19.25 $40,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 100 0.03 $18.77 $39,050
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $17.10 $35,580


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 8,190 0.70 1.36 $15.65 $32,550
Florida 6,680 0.81 1.59 $12.91 $26,850
California 5,480 0.34 0.67 $17.92 $37,280
New York 5,210 0.57 1.12 $16.38 $34,060
North Carolina 4,660 1.10 2.15 $13.30 $27,670




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 3,510 1.83 3.57 $14.56 $30,280
Oklahoma 1,790 1.12 2.20 $15.70 $32,660
North Carolina 4,660 1.10 2.15 $13.30 $27,670
Maine 660 1.10 2.15 $14.27 $29,670
Alabama 1,950 1.02 1.99 $13.20 $27,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 210 0.32 0.63 $27.33 $56,850
Washington 490 0.16 0.31 $23.50 $48,890
West Virginia 260 0.37 0.72 $20.30 $42,230
Alaska 220 0.69 1.35 $19.95 $41,490
North Dakota 40 0.09 0.18 $18.73 $38,970





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 5,080 0.77 1.51 $16.49 $34,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,110 0.83 1.62 $12.76 $26,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,050 0.70 1.36 $17.25 $35,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.70 1.36 $15.78 $32,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.62 1.20 $14.73 $30,650
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,470 1.26 2.45 $12.60 $26,200
Baton Rouge, LA 1,400 3.53 6.90 $15.32 $31,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.32 0.63 $19.68 $40,920
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,350 1.16 2.27 $14.14 $29,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,280 1.01 1.98 $11.70 $24,330




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)
Valdosta, GA 210 3.99 7.80 $13.86 $28,840
Baton Rouge, LA 1,400 3.53 6.90 $15.32 $31,860
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 140 2.57 5.02 $13.94 $29,000
California-Lexington Park, MD 110 2.43 4.75 $10.13 $21,080
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 210 2.38 4.64 $16.42 $34,150
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 380 2.09 4.08 $15.85 $32,960
Columbus, GA-AL 230 2.02 3.95 $11.98 $24,920
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 290 1.93 3.77 $12.93 $26,890
Lafayette, LA 380 1.88 3.66 $12.68 $26,370
Lake Charles, LA 190 1.84 3.59 $15.43 $32,090