Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
116,650 2.0 % $33.04 $68,710 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.08 $25.04 $33.36 $41.05 $48.01
Annual Wage (2) $37,600 $52,070 $69,380 $85,370 $99,860


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 54,910 14.09 $35.51 $73,850
Utility System Construction 33,500 6.58 $29.68 $61,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,110 0.26 $30.36 $63,150
Building Equipment Contractors 5,750 0.28 $30.80 $64,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,920 0.09 $39.03 $81,170

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 54,910 14.09 $35.51 $73,850
Utility System Construction 33,500 6.58 $29.68 $61,730
Building Equipment Contractors 5,750 0.28 $30.80 $64,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,110 0.26 $30.36 $63,150
Rail Transportation 250 0.11 $33.09 $68,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $45.94 $95,550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $44.19 $91,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,920 0.09 $39.03 $81,170
Warehousing and Storage 60 0.01 $37.78 $78,580
Water, Sewage and Other Systems (8) (8) $35.63 $74,110


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 11,110 0.93 1.14 $26.72 $55,580
California 7,070 0.42 0.52 $46.04 $95,760
Georgia 6,450 1.50 1.83 $25.33 $52,680
Florida 5,730 0.68 0.83 $26.36 $54,840
New York 4,750 0.52 0.63 $38.43 $79,930




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)
South Dakota 850 2.04 2.49 $34.91 $72,610
South Carolina 4,110 2.04 2.50 $26.62 $55,360
North Dakota 820 1.97 2.41 $38.26 $79,590
Alabama 3,550 1.85 2.26 $31.37 $65,240
Mississippi 1,980 1.77 2.16 $27.71 $57,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,070 0.42 0.52 $46.04 $95,760
Oregon 1,060 0.58 0.71 $43.08 $89,610
Alaska 380 1.20 1.47 $41.64 $86,610
Massachusetts 2,920 0.83 1.01 $40.77 $84,800
Washington 1,670 0.52 0.64 $40.53 $84,300



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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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,930 1.50 1.83 $24.73 $51,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,950 1.17 1.43 $35.20 $73,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,760 0.94 1.15 $28.68 $59,660
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.41 0.50 $38.70 $80,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.83 1.02 $25.40 $52,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.40 0.49 $46.05 $95,780
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,750 0.95 1.16 $41.57 $86,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,480 0.77 0.94 $39.08 $81,290
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.40 0.49 $32.12 $66,810
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,300 0.90 1.10 $36.24 $75,380


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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)
Sumter, SC 260 7.08 8.65 $22.69 $47,200
Jackson, MS 900 3.41 4.17 $27.51 $57,220
Amarillo, TX 380 3.35 4.09 $20.58 $42,800
Morgantown, WV 180 2.81 3.44 $27.56 $57,320
Rapid City, SD 180 2.73 3.34 $33.55 $69,790
Jefferson City, MO 190 2.62 3.20 $35.21 $73,230
Bismarck, ND 190 2.59 3.16 $38.32 $79,700
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 180 2.55 3.12 $28.54 $59,360
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 120 2.51 3.07 $37.36 $77,700
San Angelo, TX 110 2.44 2.98 $18.64 $38,770