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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
10,770 3.7 % $42.74 $88,910 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.10 $34.88 $43.61 $50.07 $58.84
Annual Wage (2) $56,360 $72,540 $90,700 $104,140 $122,380


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 6,550 1.70 $42.80 $89,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,180 0.02 $39.63 $82,430
Natural Gas Distribution 820 0.75 $42.55 $88,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 800 0.03 $47.72 $99,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 750 0.04 $47.72 $99,260

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 6,550 1.70 $42.80 $89,010
Natural Gas Distribution 820 0.75 $42.55 $88,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 750 0.04 $47.72 $99,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises 800 0.03 $47.72 $99,260
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,180 0.02 $39.63 $82,430

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) 750 0.04 $47.72 $99,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises 800 0.03 $47.72 $99,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,550 1.70 $42.80 $89,010
Natural Gas Distribution 820 0.75 $42.55 $88,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,180 0.02 $39.63 $82,430


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 1,150 0.07 0.90 $47.34 $98,480
Texas 900 0.07 0.99 $36.49 $75,900
Ohio 830 0.15 2.09 $40.80 $84,870
Pennsylvania 550 0.09 1.28 $44.57 $92,700
Illinois 470 0.08 1.06 $38.33 $79,730




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 250 0.36 4.92 $42.39 $88,170
Alaska 100 0.33 4.48 $37.90 $78,820
Wyoming 70 0.27 3.67 $45.26 $94,140
Arkansas 300 0.24 3.32 $39.74 $82,670
New Mexico 180 0.22 3.01 $45.40 $94,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 350 0.11 1.45 $53.43 $111,130
Nevada 140 0.10 1.33 $50.77 $105,610
New York 200 0.02 0.28 $49.43 $102,810
Oregon 280 0.15 2.01 $48.48 $100,830
California 1,150 0.07 0.90 $47.34 $98,480





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 380 0.14 1.89 $43.84 $91,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.46 $47.64 $99,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 280 0.10 1.39 $46.81 $97,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.10 1.32 $49.14 $102,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 240 0.07 0.90 $38.04 $79,130
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 240 0.23 3.16 $33.38 $69,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.05 0.70 $41.03 $85,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.15 2.11 $52.48 $109,150
Akron, OH 180 0.56 7.64 $41.97 $87,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 0.11 1.56 $47.25 $98,290




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 80 1.71 23.33 $43.36 $90,190
Akron, OH 180 0.56 7.64 $41.97 $87,300
Las Cruces, NM 30 0.44 5.98 $42.12 $87,600
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 140 0.39 5.28 $40.23 $83,670
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.26 3.58 $41.06 $85,400
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 240 0.23 3.16 $33.38 $69,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.15 2.11 $52.48 $109,150
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.15 2.03 $30.73 $63,910
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 160 0.15 2.02 $36.15 $75,190
Boise City, ID 50 0.15 2.03 $49.82 $103,630




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 110 0.11 1.43 $65.77 $136,810
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 30 0.14 1.87 $61.39 $127,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.65 $58.39 $121,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.15 2.11 $52.48 $109,150
Boise City, ID 50 0.15 2.03 $49.82 $103,630
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.09 1.26 $49.69 $103,350
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $49.24 $102,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.10 1.32 $49.14 $102,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 130 0.06 0.88 $49.11 $102,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.46 $47.64 $99,090

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 200 1.34 18.21 $44.02 $91,560
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 6.08 $37.33 $77,640
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.69 $35.35 $73,530
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.20 $37.09 $77,140

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 200 1.34 18.21 $44.02 $91,560
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 6.08 $37.33 $77,640
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.69 $35.35 $73,530
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.20 $37.09 $77,140

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $48.77 $101,440
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $46.89 $97,540
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.55 $92,660
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.34 18.21 $44.02 $91,560
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $43.50 $90,480


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020