Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
10,100 3.6 % $33.24 $69,130 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.93 $27.93 $33.13 $38.74 $44.63
Annual Wage (2) $47,690 $58,100 $68,900 $80,580 $92,830


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 6,620 1.67 $32.21 $67,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 910 0.02 $34.74 $72,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $37.04 $77,040
Natural Gas Distribution 820 0.76 $36.12 $75,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 490 0.03 $37.20 $77,380

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 6,620 1.67 $32.21 $67,010
Natural Gas Distribution 820 0.76 $36.12 $75,130
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 50 0.10 $23.42 $48,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $37.04 $77,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 490 0.03 $37.20 $77,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 490 0.03 $37.20 $77,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $37.04 $77,040
Natural Gas Distribution 820 0.76 $36.12 $75,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 910 0.02 $34.74 $72,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,620 1.67 $32.21 $67,010


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 1,220 0.09 1.10 $37.54 $78,080
Florida 630 0.09 1.12 $32.91 $68,450
Michigan 610 0.16 2.04 $30.85 $64,170
Texas 580 0.06 0.72 $28.59 $59,470
Virginia 480 0.14 1.72 $30.44 $63,320




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)
Idaho 150 0.25 3.15 $44.70 $92,970
Wyoming 70 0.25 3.11 $37.06 $77,080
Washington 460 0.17 2.18 $41.14 $85,560
Louisiana 300 0.16 2.06 $28.51 $59,300
Michigan 610 0.16 2.04 $30.85 $64,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 60 0.05 0.64 $46.17 $96,040
Idaho 150 0.25 3.15 $44.70 $92,970
Washington 460 0.17 2.18 $41.14 $85,560
Oregon 220 0.14 1.80 $38.09 $79,240
New York 110 0.01 0.16 $38.04 $79,120

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 1.65 $36.05 $74,980
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 2.11 $28.57 $59,420
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.59 $32.46 $67,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 0.88 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 130 0.27 3.35 $32.45 $67,500
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 0.18 2.30 $30.07 $62,540
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 130 0.12 1.46 $31.57 $65,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 0.78 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.11 $41.54 $86,410
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 0.12 1.50 $34.61 $71,980




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 80 0.44 5.53 $28.99 $60,290
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.31 3.93 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 130 0.27 3.35 $32.45 $67,500
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 0.21 2.67 $31.93 $66,410
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 0.18 2.30 $30.07 $62,540
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 2.11 $28.57 $59,420
Madison, WI 50 0.17 2.11 $43.37 $90,210
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 70 0.16 2.00 $32.54 $67,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 1.65 $36.05 $74,980
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 0.12 1.50 $34.61 $71,980




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)
Madison, WI 50 0.17 2.11 $43.37 $90,210
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 110 0.11 1.44 $42.40 $88,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.11 $41.54 $86,410
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 1.32 $41.31 $85,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.06 0.78 $40.86 $84,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 1.65 $36.05 $74,980
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $35.92 $74,720
Denver-Aurora, CO 50 0.04 0.55 $35.80 $74,470
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 90 0.10 1.30 $35.20 $73,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.10 1.20 $35.08 $72,970

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 6.38 $31.55 $65,630
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 8.03 $38.40 $79,860
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 12.87 $39.72 $82,620
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 4.54 $29.11 $60,550
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 4.42 $29.90 $62,190

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 12.87 $39.72 $82,620
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 8.03 $38.40 $79,860
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 6.38 $31.55 $65,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 4.54 $29.11 $60,550
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 4.42 $29.90 $62,190

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 12.87 $39.72 $82,620
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 8.03 $38.40 $79,860
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.21 $35.71 $74,280
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 6.38 $31.55 $65,630
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.07 $64,610


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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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