Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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


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)
105,540 2.0 % $27.65 $57,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.19 $21.32 $27.90 $33.87 $39.64
Annual Wage (2) $33,680 $44,340 $58,030 $70,450 $82,450


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 51,440 13.00 $29.10 $60,520
Utility System Construction 27,620 7.16 $24.96 $51,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,820 0.23 $26.96 $56,090
Building Equipment Contractors 4,650 0.28 $25.95 $53,980
Natural Gas Distribution 2,730 2.53 $38.10 $79,250

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 51,440 13.00 $29.10 $60,520
Utility System Construction 27,620 7.16 $24.96 $51,920
Natural Gas Distribution 2,730 2.53 $38.10 $79,250
Building Equipment Contractors 4,650 0.28 $25.95 $53,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,820 0.23 $26.96 $56,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 2,730 2.53 $38.10 $79,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,850 0.09 $33.18 $69,000
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 110 0.02 $29.86 $62,100
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 0.01 $29.61 $61,580
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $29.41 $61,180


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)
Texas 9,110 0.90 1.09 $22.46 $46,720
California 6,240 0.45 0.54 $37.69 $78,390
Florida 6,140 0.86 1.04 $25.25 $52,520
Pennsylvania 4,740 0.86 1.04 $27.99 $58,220
Georgia 4,490 1.20 1.44 $22.95 $47,730




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)
North Dakota 740 2.09 2.52 $28.08 $58,400
South Dakota 800 2.06 2.49 $26.55 $55,230
Wyoming 550 2.04 2.45 $31.10 $64,690
Mississippi 2,180 2.03 2.45 $23.37 $48,610
West Virginia 1,230 1.79 2.15 $24.92 $51,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,240 0.45 0.54 $37.69 $78,390
Oregon 990 0.63 0.76 $37.59 $78,190
Alaska 320 1.04 1.25 $35.13 $73,070
Connecticut 920 0.58 0.70 $34.47 $71,690
Washington 1,990 0.74 0.89 $34.38 $71,500

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-Marietta, GA 2,780 1.26 1.52 $23.03 $47,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,360 0.95 1.14 $24.17 $50,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.82 0.98 $19.33 $40,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.29 0.35 $32.86 $68,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,190 0.71 0.85 $32.12 $66,820
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,170 1.22 1.47 $31.29 $65,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,160 0.70 0.84 $29.83 $62,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.30 0.36 $34.11 $70,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,070 0.94 1.13 $39.75 $82,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,070 0.64 0.77 $30.93 $64,340




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)
Sumter, SC 300 8.98 10.81 $21.42 $44,560
Pascagoula, MS 300 5.33 6.42 $23.26 $48,380
Victoria, TX 220 4.72 5.68 $19.72 $41,030
Jefferson City, MO 300 4.21 5.07 $25.72 $53,490
Alexandria, LA 250 4.09 4.92 $19.45 $40,460
Chattanooga, TN-GA 590 2.67 3.21 $26.48 $55,080
Farmington, NM 120 2.55 3.07 $32.91 $68,460
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 290 2.50 3.01 $33.18 $69,010
Fargo, ND-MN 290 2.48 2.98 $26.07 $54,230
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 120 2.27 2.74 $27.60 $57,400




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)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 130 1.30 1.57 $42.89 $89,220
Stockton, CA 140 0.72 0.87 $42.46 $88,320
Bakersfield, CA 380 1.50 1.81 $40.48 $84,190
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 330 0.40 0.48 $40.01 $83,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,070 0.94 1.13 $39.75 $82,680
Yuba City, CA 30 0.87 1.04 $39.04 $81,190
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.37 0.44 $39.01 $81,130
Salem, OR 60 0.45 0.54 $38.42 $79,920
Bellingham, WA 40 0.55 0.66 $37.57 $78,150
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.39 0.47 $37.39 $77,770

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 820 2.18 2.63 $25.20 $52,420
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 580 2.12 2.55 $23.66 $49,210
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 500 2.08 2.51 $20.82 $43,310
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 480 3.60 4.33 $26.26 $54,610
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 480 2.07 2.50 $27.89 $58,010

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)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 370 5.51 6.64 $28.38 $59,040
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 160 4.26 5.13 $32.16 $66,900
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 220 4.25 5.12 $34.72 $72,220
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 250 3.95 4.76 $21.74 $45,220
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 300 3.79 4.57 $24.74 $51,450

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 0.64 $40.23 $83,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 0.95 $39.44 $82,030
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.95 1.15 $39.20 $81,540
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 190 1.61 1.94 $38.94 $80,990
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 1.53 $37.39 $77,760


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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