Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 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)
23,060 2.8 % $35.84 $74,540 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.47 $31.15 $36.38 $41.93 $47.54
Annual Wage (2) $50,900 $64,800 $75,670 $87,220 $98,890


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)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,170 3.92 $36.77 $76,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,210 0.06 $34.63 $72,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $37.28 $77,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises 540 0.02 $35.54 $73,920
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 540 0.26 $30.63 $63,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,170 3.92 $36.77 $76,490
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 540 0.26 $30.63 $63,710
Natural Gas Distribution 290 0.26 $39.80 $82,780
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.25 $35.47 $73,780
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 180 0.17 $23.85 $49,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 290 0.26 $39.80 $82,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $37.28 $77,540
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,170 3.92 $36.77 $76,490
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 350 0.11 $36.31 $75,530
Utility System Construction 400 0.08 $35.90 $74,670


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)
New York 2,110 0.23 1.41 $38.68 $80,460
California 2,000 0.13 0.76 $40.88 $85,020
Texas 1,840 0.16 0.95 $28.48 $59,250
Florida 1,350 0.16 1.00 $30.65 $63,750
Alabama 1,190 0.62 3.78 $35.78 $74,410




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)
Alabama 1,190 0.62 3.78 $35.78 $74,410
West Virginia 290 0.42 2.56 $36.02 $74,920
Delaware 140 0.32 1.95 $36.61 $76,160
Indiana 940 0.31 1.91 $35.43 $73,700
Wyoming 80 0.30 1.83 $39.45 $82,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 260 0.09 0.52 $44.59 $92,750
Utah 180 0.13 0.78 $41.57 $86,470
Hawaii 100 0.16 0.99 $41.23 $85,760
California 2,000 0.13 0.76 $40.88 $85,020
Oregon 90 0.05 0.31 $40.38 $83,990





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 1,810 0.27 1.67 $38.17 $79,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.20 1.20 $40.41 $84,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.20 1.22 $36.57 $76,070
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 470 0.93 5.67 $35.47 $73,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 410 0.16 0.97 $36.03 $74,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 390 0.20 1.22 $37.90 $78,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.24 1.47 $40.36 $83,950
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 330 0.28 1.71 $33.35 $69,370
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 310 0.23 1.41 $34.13 $71,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 310 0.25 1.50 $25.60 $53,240




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)
Decatur, AL 170 3.29 20.01 $38.19 $79,430
Macon, GA 130 1.33 8.12 $40.49 $84,210
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 470 0.93 5.67 $35.47 $73,780
Mobile, AL 110 0.61 3.73 $37.45 $77,900
York-Hanover, PA 100 0.57 3.46 $36.69 $76,320
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 90 0.56 3.39 $36.49 $75,890
Asheville, NC 90 0.46 2.81 $35.71 $74,280
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 70 0.45 2.75 $30.77 $64,010
Chattanooga, TN-GA 100 0.43 2.60 $34.96 $72,720
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 60 0.41 2.50 $33.02 $68,670




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)
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.28 1.72 $42.72 $88,860
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 0.67 $42.30 $87,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $41.91 $87,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.28 $41.52 $86,360
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 0.36 $41.03 $85,350
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 50 0.33 2.04 $40.54 $84,310
Macon, GA 130 1.33 8.12 $40.49 $84,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.20 1.20 $40.41 $84,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.24 1.47 $40.36 $83,950
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 0.68 $40.28 $83,790

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.49 9.09 $32.26 $67,100
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.22 7.45 $30.97 $64,420
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.36 8.30 $35.72 $74,300
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.59 3.62 $23.52 $48,910
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.14 6.92 (8) (8)

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.49 9.09 $32.26 $67,100
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 8.43 $34.60 $71,970
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.36 8.30 $35.72 $74,300
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.22 7.45 $30.97 $64,420
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.14 6.92 (8) (8)

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)
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 3.25 $43.75 $91,000
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.64 3.92 $40.48 $84,200
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 2.16 $36.94 $76,840
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.94 $76,830
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 2.70 $36.92 $76,790


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017