Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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. Exclude "Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay" (49-2095).

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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)
96,040 2.1 % $22.68 $47,170 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.22 $18.02 $23.33 $27.43 $32.08
Annual Wage (2) $27,490 $37,480 $48,530 $57,050 $66,720

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 50,440 $24.30 $50,550 1 4
Utility system construction 13,640 $17.80 $37,030 2 21
Wired telecommunications carriers 9,200 $22.84 $47,500 3 10
Local government (OES designation) 6,570 $21.79 $45,320 4 13
Building equipment contractors 5,410 $19.27 $40,080 5 20

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Services to buildings and dwellings 100 $25.12 $52,250 14 1
Pipeline transportation of natural gas 100 $24.59 $51,150 15 2
Management and technical consulting services (6) $24.38 $50,700 (6) 3
Power generation and supply 50,440 $24.30 $50,550 1 4
Architectural and engineering services (6) $23.77 $49,440 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wyoming 530 $19.72 $41,020 0.221% 138
North Dakota 590 $22.19 $46,160 0.189% 73
Mississippi 1,950 $17.04 $35,450 0.179% 202
West Virginia 1,100 $22.60 $47,010 0.161% 103
South Dakota 580 $20.28 $42,190 0.159% 103

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 4,310 $29.85 $62,080 0.052% 129
Alaska 300 $29.57 $61,510 0.105% 65
Nevada 660 $28.67 $59,630 0.062% 69
California 4,780 $27.37 $56,920 0.033% 177
New Jersey 1,460 $27.35 $56,890 0.038% 165

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Sherman-Denison, TX MSA 150 $13.84 $28,780 0.355%
Roanoke, VA MSA 410 $20.01 $41,630 0.295%
Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie, FL MSA 290 $18.95 $39,420 0.279%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 440 $20.04 $41,680 0.238%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 300 $19.31 $40,160 0.204%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Rochester, NY MSA 270 $33.12 $68,900 0.053%
Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA 150 $30.31 $63,040 0.043%
Lubbock, TX MSA (6) $29.79 $61,970 (6)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 70 $29.21 $60,750 0.016%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 70 $28.84 $59,980 0.043%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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