Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.


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)
23,220 2.7 % $30.83 $64,120 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.66 $26.55 $31.36 $35.54 $40.62
Annual Wage (2) $45,050 $55,220 $65,230 $73,920 $84,490


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 17,240 4.36 $31.36 $65,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,220 0.04 $31.38 $65,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 920 0.05 $27.03 $56,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $31.17 $64,830
Natural Gas Distribution 490 0.45 $33.25 $69,160

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 17,240 4.36 $31.36 $65,230
Natural Gas Distribution 490 0.45 $33.25 $69,160
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 120 0.26 $26.89 $55,940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 380 0.22 $26.55 $55,220
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.17 $29.16 $60,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 490 0.45 $33.25 $69,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,220 0.04 $31.38 $65,270
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 17,240 4.36 $31.36 $65,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $31.17 $64,830
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $30.01 $62,410


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)
New York 2,200 0.26 1.45 $33.03 $68,700
Pennsylvania 1,360 0.25 1.35 $30.01 $62,410
California 1,300 0.09 0.51 $36.90 $76,760
Ohio 1,300 0.26 1.45 $28.29 $58,830
Michigan 1,040 0.28 1.52 $31.99 $66,550




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)
New Mexico 710 0.92 5.01 $24.58 $51,130
North Dakota 310 0.87 4.74 $36.16 $75,200
West Virginia 420 0.60 3.30 $29.24 $60,820
Alabama 1,020 0.57 3.10 $28.58 $59,440
Wyoming 140 0.51 2.80 $35.23 $73,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 80 0.30 1.62 $37.83 $78,690
Alaska 60 0.18 1.00 $36.96 $76,870
California 1,300 0.09 0.51 $36.90 $76,760
North Dakota 310 0.87 4.74 $36.16 $75,200
Wyoming 140 0.51 2.80 $35.23 $73,290

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.37 2.00 $32.98 $68,590
Albuquerque, NM 590 1.60 8.77 $22.70 $47,210
Pittsburgh, PA 440 0.41 2.22 $27.30 $56,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.59 $42.67 $88,760
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 0.86 4.69 $27.66 $57,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 400 0.18 0.99 $28.43 $59,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 350 0.28 1.51 $34.34 $71,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.15 0.81 $30.10 $62,610
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.29 1.57 $36.73 $76,390
Richmond, VA 270 0.46 2.54 $30.49 $63,420




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)
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 210 3.15 17.22 $28.86 $60,040
Albuquerque, NM 590 1.60 8.77 $22.70 $47,210
Clarksville, TN-KY 80 1.02 5.57 $28.17 $58,590
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 0.86 4.69 $27.66 $57,530
Chattanooga, TN-GA 170 0.78 4.29 $28.71 $59,720
Evansville, IN-KY 120 0.74 4.06 $30.59 $63,640
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.51 2.81 $31.97 $66,500
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 70 0.50 2.74 $26.00 $54,080
Richmond, VA 270 0.46 2.54 $30.49 $63,420
Pittsburgh, PA 440 0.41 2.22 $27.30 $56,790




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.59 $42.67 $88,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.69 $82,540
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.18 $39.07 $81,260
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.29 1.57 $36.73 $76,390
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $35.77 $74,400
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.22 1.22 $34.99 $72,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 120 0.09 0.51 $34.72 $72,210
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.27 $34.70 $72,180
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.18 1.00 $34.58 $71,930
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 100 0.11 0.62 $34.41 $71,570

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)
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.98 10.85 $27.72 $57,650
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 260 4.94 27.02 $36.99 $76,930
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 5.48 $30.05 $62,500
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 4.75 $30.90 $64,280
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.12 6.12 $25.34 $52,700

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 260 4.94 27.02 $36.99 $76,930
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 310 1.98 10.85 $27.72 $57,650
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.40 7.67 $36.28 $75,470
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.12 6.12 $25.34 $52,700
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 5.48 $30.05 $62,500

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 260 4.94 27.02 $36.99 $76,930
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.99 $36.30 $75,500
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.40 7.67 $36.28 $75,470
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.39 $35.93 $74,740
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 2.88 $34.23 $71,200


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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