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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.


National estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers
Industry profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers
Geographic profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers

National estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,940 3.7 % $ 44.84 $ 93,260 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.10 $ 36.47 $ 45.72 $ 52.53 $ 62.03
Annual Wage (2) $ 58,450 $ 75,850 $ 95,100 $ 109,260 $ 129,010


Industry profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Power Distributors and Dispatchers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,320 1.66 $ 44.59 $ 92,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,080 0.02 $ 41.18 $ 85,660
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 750 0.04 $ 51.07 $ 106,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 700 0.03 $ 50.80 $ 105,650
Natural Gas Distribution 500 0.46 $ 47.52 $ 98,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,320 1.66 $ 44.59 $ 92,750
Natural Gas Distribution 500 0.46 $ 47.52 $ 98,850
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 0.12 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 750 0.04 $ 51.07 $ 106,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 700 0.03 $ 50.80 $ 105,650

Top paying industries for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 750 0.04 $ 51.07 $ 106,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 700 0.03 $ 50.80 $ 105,650
Natural Gas Distribution 500 0.46 $ 47.52 $ 98,850
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,320 1.66 $ 44.59 $ 92,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,080 0.02 $ 41.18 $ 85,660


Geographic profile for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Power Distributors and Dispatchers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 980 0.08 1.14 $ 38.89 $ 80,890
Ohio 740 0.14 2.01 $ 42.02 $ 87,400
California 650 0.04 0.56 $ 53.01 $ 110,250
Massachusetts 470 0.14 1.95 $ 48.28 $ 100,420
Pennsylvania 460 0.08 1.17 $ 46.54 $ 96,810




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 310 0.47 6.58 $ 43.48 $ 90,440
Wyoming 100 0.39 5.42 $ 46.48 $ 96,680
Alaska 100 0.34 4.80 $ 39.30 $ 81,740
Arkansas 330 0.28 3.96 $ 42.44 $ 88,270
New Mexico 190 0.24 3.40 $ 47.13 $ 98,040




Top paying states for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 400 0.13 1.75 $ 57.86 $ 120,360
Montana 70 0.15 2.09 $ 53.85 $ 112,000
Oregon 250 0.14 1.96 $ 53.30 $ 110,870
California 650 0.04 0.56 $ 53.01 $ 110,250
Nevada 130 0.10 1.42 $ 52.21 $ 108,600





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.12 1.67 $ 48.15 $ 100,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.12 1.64 $ 46.57 $ 96,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 300 0.03 0.47 $ 51.73 $ 107,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 1.13 $ 39.16 $ 81,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.11 1.49 $ 51.84 $ 107,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.27 $ 57.79 $ 120,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 170 0.03 0.42 $ 44.98 $ 93,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 170 0.06 0.78 $ 38.01 $ 79,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.05 0.75 $ 42.82 $ 89,060
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 160 0.31 4.40 $ 53.92 $ 112,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farmington, NM 80 1.76 24.64 (8) (8)
Duluth, MN-WI 60 0.47 6.53 $ 30.90 $ 64,270
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 150 0.46 6.46 $ 45.24 $ 94,110
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 160 0.31 4.40 $ 53.92 $ 112,160
Tallahassee, FL 30 0.21 2.88 $ 35.47 $ 73,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.27 $ 57.79 $ 120,200
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 140 0.14 1.97 $ 36.83 $ 76,610
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.12 1.67 $ 39.83 $ 82,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.12 1.67 $ 48.15 $ 100,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.12 1.64 $ 46.57 $ 96,860




Top paying metropolitan areas for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.10 1.45 $ 67.88 $ 141,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.05 0.67 $ 61.00 $ 126,870
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 2.27 $ 57.79 $ 120,200
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 160 0.31 4.40 $ 53.92 $ 112,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.11 1.49 $ 51.84 $ 107,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 300 0.03 0.47 $ 51.73 $ 107,600
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 1.41 $ 50.75 $ 105,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.08 1.14 $ 49.60 $ 103,160
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.12 1.67 $ 48.15 $ 100,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.04 0.54 $ 48.11 $ 100,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.94 27.23 $ 44.05 $ 91,620
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 16.54 $ 31.78 $ 66,100
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 6.16 $ 38.24 $ 79,540
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.80 11.20 $ 51.86 $ 107,860
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.88 $ 45.44 $ 94,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.94 27.23 $ 44.05 $ 91,620
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 16.54 $ 31.78 $ 66,100
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.80 11.20 $ 51.86 $ 107,860
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 7.55 $ 46.30 $ 96,310
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 6.16 $ 38.24 $ 79,540

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Power Distributors and Dispatchers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 54.84 $ 114,080
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 0.80 11.20 $ 51.86 $ 107,860
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 47.20 $ 98,170
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 7.55 $ 46.30 $ 96,310
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.88 $ 45.44 $ 94,510


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021