Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
114,800 1.7 % $33.77 $70,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.37 $25.16 $34.09 $42.30 $48.83
Annual Wage (2) $38,200 $52,340 $70,910 $87,990 $101,560


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 55,460 14.11 $36.26 $75,410
Utility System Construction 30,680 5.78 $30.14 $62,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,200 0.26 $31.08 $64,650
Building Equipment Contractors 5,810 0.27 $30.86 $64,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,960 0.10 $40.58 $84,410

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 55,460 14.11 $36.26 $75,410
Utility System Construction 30,680 5.78 $30.14 $62,690
Building Equipment Contractors 5,810 0.27 $30.86 $64,180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,200 0.26 $31.08 $64,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,960 0.10 $40.58 $84,410

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) $46.46 $96,640
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 110 0.01 $43.66 $90,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,960 0.10 $40.58 $84,410
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $39.44 $82,040
Water, Sewage and Other Systems (8) (8) $37.20 $77,370


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 11,430 0.94 1.19 $28.04 $58,320
California 7,460 0.44 0.55 $44.67 $92,910
Georgia 6,040 1.37 1.73 $27.08 $56,330
Florida 5,750 0.67 0.84 $25.99 $54,050
New York 5,300 0.57 0.71 $37.18 $77,340




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 900 2.12 2.68 $36.96 $76,880
Mississippi 2,000 1.78 2.24 $28.87 $60,060
North Dakota 730 1.76 2.22 $42.49 $88,370
Arkansas 2,090 1.73 2.18 $32.00 $66,550
Alabama 3,140 1.62 2.04 $31.31 $65,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 970 0.51 0.65 $45.14 $93,900
California 7,460 0.44 0.55 $44.67 $92,910
North Dakota 730 1.76 2.22 $42.49 $88,370
Massachusetts 2,640 0.74 0.93 $42.44 $88,280
Alaska 390 1.25 1.57 $42.33 $88,050





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 3,500 1.30 1.64 $27.08 $56,320
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,480 0.37 0.46 $39.78 $82,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,980 1.00 1.26 $28.66 $59,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,560 0.42 0.53 $42.88 $89,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,520 0.71 0.89 $27.51 $57,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,420 0.77 0.97 $34.35 $71,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,030 0.74 0.93 $43.02 $89,490
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,800 0.39 0.49 $39.62 $82,400
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,460 0.57 0.71 $23.53 $48,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,320 0.46 0.58 $40.42 $84,070