Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

47-3013 Helpers—Electricians

Help electricians by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Exclude apprentice workers and report them with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2221). Exclude construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians, and classify them under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061).

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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)
93,520 4.2 % $12.01 $24,980 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.87 $9.38 $11.27 $14.10 $17.10
Annual Wage (2) $16,370 $19,520 $23,450 $29,330 $35,560

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
Building equipment contractors 84,400 $11.90 $24,760 1 16
Nonresidential building construction 1,710 $12.14 $25,260 2 15
Local government (OES designation) 1,220 $16.87 $35,090 3 3
Employment services 1,160 $10.29 $21,390 4 29
Utility system construction 1,010 $12.22 $25,420 5 14

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Elementary and secondary schools 70 $19.89 $41,370 16 1
General medical and surgical hospitals 90 $19.11 $39,740 12 2
Local government (OES designation) 1,220 $16.87 $35,090 3 3
Power generation and supply 810 $16.04 $33,350 6 4
Support activities for mining 110 $15.84 $32,950 9 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
North Carolina 6,090 $11.21 $23,310 0.164% 579
South Carolina 2,750 $11.32 $23,550 0.156% 498
Maryland 3,320 $11.74 $24,420 0.136% 565
Florida 9,180 $10.50 $21,840 0.128% 614
Texas 11,270 $10.94 $22,750 0.123% 602

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Massachusetts 3,020 $15.62 $32,490 0.095% 468
Nevada 950 $15.13 $31,470 0.089% 388
Minnesota 1,340 $14.95 $31,090 0.052% 461
Washington 1,200 $14.93 $31,060 0.047% 511
New York 4,940 $14.64 $30,450 0.060% 512

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 120 $13.39 $27,850 0.292%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA 720 $11.76 $24,470 0.290%
Lynchburg, VA MSA 250 $10.39 $21,610 0.270%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 750 $11.13 $23,150 0.253%
Laredo, TX MSA 180 $8.50 $17,670 0.241%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 390 $19.13 $39,790 0.040%
Gary, IN PMSA 60 $18.81 $39,120 0.024%
Danbury, CT PMSA 60 $17.33 $36,050 0.067%
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 70 $16.84 $35,040 0.031%
Newark, NJ PMSA 460 $16.70 $34,730 0.048%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) 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 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.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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