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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Excludes "Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay" (49-2095).


National estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
114,930 1.7 % $ 35.78 $ 74,410 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.80 $ 26.08 $ 36.07 $ 45.47 $ 52.11
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,090 $ 54,250 $ 75,030 $ 94,580 $ 108,380


Industry profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 53,710 14.13 $ 38.79 $ 80,670
Utility System Construction 34,280 6.15 $ 30.91 $ 64,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,300 0.25 $ 33.59 $ 69,870
Building Equipment Contractors 5,350 0.24 $ 34.00 $ 70,720
Natural Gas Distribution 2,930 2.72 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 53,710 14.13 $ 38.79 $ 80,670
Utility System Construction 34,280 6.15 $ 30.91 $ 64,290
Natural Gas Distribution 2,930 2.72 (8) (8)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 13,300 0.25 $ 33.59 $ 69,870
Building Equipment Contractors 5,350 0.24 $ 34.00 $ 70,720

Top paying industries for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,900 0.09 $ 43.04 $ 89,520
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 160 0.01 $ 42.78 $ 88,980
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 53,710 14.13 $ 38.79 $ 80,670
Coal Mining (8) (8) $ 37.40 $ 77,800
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 220 0.03 $ 37.22 $ 77,430


Geographic profile for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 10,410 0.86 1.04 $ 27.76 $ 57,740
California 8,010 0.49 0.59 $ 45.37 $ 94,370
Florida 6,390 0.76 0.92 $ 28.66 $ 59,600
North Carolina 4,790 1.12 1.35 $ 31.64 $ 65,810
New York 4,770 0.55 0.66 $ 41.11 $ 85,510




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 690 2.63 3.19 $ 39.52 $ 82,190
North Dakota 760 1.89 2.29 $ 42.28 $ 87,940
Mississippi 2,000 1.86 2.25 $ 31.56 $ 65,640
Alabama 3,510 1.84 2.23 $ 34.57 $ 71,910
Arkansas 1,960 1.66 2.01 $ 31.13 $ 64,750




Top paying states for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,030 0.57 0.69 $ 47.62 $ 99,040
Hawaii 490 0.85 1.03 $ 46.53 $ 96,780
Connecticut 800 0.52 0.63 $ 46.14 $ 95,970
Massachusetts 2,140 0.64 0.77 $ 45.89 $ 95,450
Alaska 490 1.64 1.98 $ 45.77 $ 95,210





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,080 0.35 0.42 $ 45.65 $ 94,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,520 0.85 1.03 $ 27.20 $ 56,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,450 0.93 1.13 $ 28.87 $ 60,060
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,300 0.53 0.64 $ 43.73 $ 90,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,240 0.74 0.90 $ 32.56 $ 67,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,160 0.37 0.45 $ 39.45 $ 82,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,790 0.50 0.60 $ 27.50 $ 57,210
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,740 0.69 0.84 $ 28.05 $ 58,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,730 0.66 0.80 $ 45.13 $ 93,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,630 0.60 0.73 $ 40.47 $ 84,180




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sumter, SC 310 8.58 10.39 $ 27.62 $ 57,450
Walla Walla, WA 120 4.66 5.64 $ 30.24 $ 62,900
Bay City, MI 140 4.60 5.56 (8) (8)
Carbondale-Marion, IL 200 4.03 4.87 $ 42.53 $ 88,450
Amarillo, TX 400 3.50 4.23 $ 24.12 $ 50,160
Manchester, NH 380 3.49 4.22 $ 43.36 $ 90,200
Rapid City, SD 190 3.00 3.63 $ 36.33 $ 75,560
Jefferson City, MO 210 2.95 3.57 $ 33.50 $ 69,690
Syracuse, NY 810 2.88 3.48 $ 32.67 $ 67,960
Wenatchee, WA 130 2.81 3.40 $ 46.94 $ 97,640