Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 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)
117,670 1.9 % $32.29 $67,160 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.60 $24.43 $32.70 $39.73 $47.21
Annual Wage (2) $36,610 $50,820 $68,010 $82,640 $98,190


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 54,410 14.05 $34.49 $71,740
Utility System Construction 34,220 6.98 $29.12 $60,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,460 0.27 $30.35 $63,120
Building Equipment Contractors 5,500 0.28 $30.36 $63,150
Natural Gas Distribution 2,510 2.21 $45.60 $94,850

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 54,410 14.05 $34.49 $71,740
Utility System Construction 34,220 6.98 $29.12 $60,570
Natural Gas Distribution 2,510 2.21 $45.60 $94,850
Building Equipment Contractors 5,500 0.28 $30.36 $63,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,460 0.27 $30.35 $63,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 2,510 2.21 $45.60 $94,850
State Government (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $40.99 $85,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,800 0.09 $37.50 $78,000
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 70 0.15 $35.78 $74,430
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 54,410 14.05 $34.49 $71,740


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 10,680 0.91 1.08 $26.14 $54,380
California 7,340 0.46 0.55 $45.55 $94,730
Florida 6,080 0.74 0.88 $25.15 $52,310
Georgia 6,020 1.43 1.71 $24.19 $50,320
New York 5,000 0.55 0.66 $36.85 $76,650




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 940 2.21 2.63 $32.29 $67,160
Alabama 3,790 1.98 2.37 $31.28 $65,060
Mississippi 2,090 1.87 2.23 $27.09 $56,340
South Dakota 690 1.66 1.98 $32.93 $68,500
Montana 740 1.63 1.94 $38.09 $79,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,340 0.46 0.55 $45.55 $94,730
Oregon 960 0.54 0.64 $42.93 $89,300
Alaska 390 1.20 1.43 $41.41 $86,130
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $41.30 $85,910
Washington 1,780 0.58 0.69 $41.05 $85,390





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,910 1.53 1.83 $23.34 $48,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,870 0.98 1.17 $28.13 $58,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,670 0.40 0.48 $37.57 $78,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.00 1.19 $34.53 $71,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.76 0.91 $24.83 $51,650
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,650 0.92 1.09 $40.82 $84,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.39 0.47 $44.57 $92,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,420 1.05 1.25 $38.07 $79,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.37 0.45 $30.61 $63,670
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,350 1.01 1.20 $33.07 $68,780