Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.


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)
12,110 3.1 % $39.57 $82,310 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.01 $32.72 $39.67 $47.04 $53.48
Annual Wage (2) $54,090 $68,070 $82,510 $97,840 $111,250


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 7,040 1.81 $39.76 $82,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,410 0.03 $37.69 $78,400
Natural Gas Distribution 1,290 1.15 $38.09 $79,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 820 0.04 $41.61 $86,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 780 0.04 $44.98 $93,560

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 7,040 1.81 $39.76 $82,700
Natural Gas Distribution 1,290 1.15 $38.09 $79,220
Rail Transportation 260 0.11 $39.35 $81,850
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 60 0.06 $40.15 $83,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 780 0.04 $44.98 $93,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 780 0.04 $44.98 $93,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 820 0.04 $41.61 $86,550
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 60 0.06 $40.15 $83,500
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,040 1.81 $39.76 $82,700
Rail Transportation 260 0.11 $39.35 $81,850


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)
California 1,590 0.10 1.12 $40.71 $84,670
Texas 850 0.07 0.84 $32.67 $67,960
Ohio 820 0.15 1.80 $37.03 $77,010
Pennsylvania 530 0.09 1.08 $36.88 $76,720
Illinois 520 0.09 1.03 $40.78 $84,830




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)
Delaware 230 0.53 6.20 (8) (8)
Wyoming 80 0.31 3.68 $45.80 $95,270
West Virginia 210 0.31 3.62 $38.59 $80,270
Mississippi 320 0.28 3.35 $33.20 $69,060
Alabama 470 0.24 2.85 $40.31 $83,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 360 0.11 1.34 $50.80 $105,670
New York 230 0.02 0.29 $48.17 $100,200
Kentucky 120 0.06 0.73 $47.75 $99,330
Alaska 60 0.20 2.38 $46.36 $96,420
Oregon 280 0.15 1.81 $46.26 $96,210



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.15 1.71 $36.53 $75,970
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 360 0.36 4.18 $31.20 $64,900
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.05 0.55 $45.29 $94,200
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 270 0.54 6.41 $41.30 $85,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.10 1.22 $37.13 $77,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.18 2.18 $41.70 $86,730
Akron, OH 240 0.72 8.43 $39.49 $82,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.70 $41.17 $85,630
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.56 6.57 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 180 0.17 2.05 $35.86 $74,580


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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)
Farmington, NM 100 2.10 24.75 $43.14 $89,740
Akron, OH 240 0.72 8.43 $39.49 $82,150
Evansville, IN-KY 90 0.61 7.17 $34.16 $71,060
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.56 6.57 (8) (8)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 270 0.54 6.41 $41.30 $85,900
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 360 0.36 4.18 $31.20 $64,900
Montgomery, AL 50 0.33 3.88 $35.10 $73,000
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 100 0.32 3.82 $39.71 $82,590
Jackson, MS 80 0.30 3.59 $41.58 $86,480
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.29 3.37 $33.98 $70,670


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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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.64 $58.58 $121,850
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.22 2.54 $57.09 $118,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.42 $55.30 $115,030
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 1.65 $51.46 $107,040
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $48.15 $100,150
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.05 0.55 $45.29 $94,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 110 0.06 0.66 $44.76 $93,100
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 130 0.07 0.82 $44.67 $92,920
Kansas City, MO-KS 80 0.07 0.87 $44.60 $92,770
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 50 0.05 0.57 $43.78 $91,060

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 5.61 $44.61 $92,780
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 9.17 $39.41 $81,960
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 14.20 $44.65 $92,880
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 10.79 $49.03 $101,970
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.08 $35.42 $73,680

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)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 14.20 $44.65 $92,880
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 10.79 $49.03 $101,970
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 9.17 $39.41 $81,960
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 5.61 $44.61 $92,780
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.08 $35.42 $73,680

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)
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 10.79 $49.03 $101,970
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 14.20 $44.65 $92,880
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 5.61 $44.61 $92,780
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $41.09 $85,470
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.28 $40.45 $84,140


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018