Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
11,380 3.0 % $39.18 $81,500 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.43 $32.49 $39.37 $46.57 $53.05
Annual Wage (2) $52,900 $67,580 $81,900 $96,870 $110,340


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 6,830 1.76 $39.32 $81,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,440 0.03 $37.55 $78,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $43.43 $90,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 800 0.03 $41.36 $86,030
Natural Gas Distribution 800 0.71 $38.23 $79,530

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 6,830 1.76 $39.32 $81,780
Natural Gas Distribution 800 0.71 $38.23 $79,530
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 90 0.09 $37.12 $77,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 800 0.04 $43.43 $90,340
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $35.51 $73,860

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) 800 0.04 $43.43 $90,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 800 0.03 $41.36 $86,030
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,830 1.76 $39.32 $81,780
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $38.46 $79,990
Natural Gas Distribution 800 0.71 $38.23 $79,530


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 1,080 0.07 0.83 $41.92 $87,190
Texas 860 0.07 0.91 $33.45 $69,570
Ohio 820 0.15 1.90 $36.05 $74,970
Illinois 590 0.10 1.24 $39.36 $81,870
Pennsylvania 560 0.10 1.19 $34.84 $72,470




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)
West Virginia 350 0.50 6.22 $38.70 $80,500
Wyoming 70 0.24 2.99 $45.45 $94,540
Alabama 440 0.23 2.87 $39.97 $83,140
Arkansas 260 0.22 2.74 $39.73 $82,640
Delaware 90 0.21 2.61 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 380 0.13 1.55 $49.25 $102,440
Oregon 290 0.16 2.02 $46.35 $96,400
New York 270 0.03 0.37 $45.82 $95,300
Wyoming 70 0.24 2.99 $45.45 $94,540
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $45.06 $93,730





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 400 0.09 1.16 $41.87 $87,080
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 350 0.36 4.45 $30.48 $63,400
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 0.52 $45.70 $95,060
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 240 0.47 5.75 $42.00 $87,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.16 1.98 $41.06 $85,400
Richmond, VA 220 0.34 4.20 $39.93 $83,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 210 0.08 1.03 $38.42 $79,920
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.72 $40.74 $84,740
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 200 0.19 2.36 $36.02 $74,920
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 2.10 $33.68 $70,060




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)
Akron, OH 160 0.49 6.08 $36.19 $75,270
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 240 0.47 5.75 $42.00 $87,360
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 350 0.36 4.45 $30.48 $63,400
Richmond, VA 220 0.34 4.20 $39.93 $83,060
Montgomery, AL 50 0.32 4.01 $32.89 $68,400
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 60 0.26 3.20 $55.19 $114,780
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.21 2.58 (8) (8)
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 0.19 2.36 $32.25 $67,080
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 200 0.19 2.36 $36.02 $74,920
Boise City, ID 60 0.19 2.31 $42.05 $87,470




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 (8) (8) (8) $55.83 $116,140
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 60 0.26 3.20 $55.19 $114,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.48 $52.34 $108,870
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.16 2.03 $50.49 $105,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 140 0.10 1.23 $45.78 $95,220
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 0.52 $45.70 $95,060
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $45.10 $93,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.24 $44.86 $93,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 0.62 $44.24 $92,010
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 0.85 $43.49 $90,460

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.31 16.20 $39.35 $81,850
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 12.29 $47.42 $98,630
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 11.92 $45.77 $95,210
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 5.93 $37.01 $76,990
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 4.13 $32.19 $66,960

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.31 16.20 $39.35 $81,850
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.00 12.29 $47.42 $98,630
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 11.92 $45.77 $95,210
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 9.29 $39.51 $82,170
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 5.93 $37.01 $76,990

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 1.00 12.29 $47.42 $98,630
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 11.92 $45.77 $95,210
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.81 $93,200
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 5.16 $42.96 $89,350
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 9.29 $39.51 $82,170


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017