Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
23,850 2.6 % $31.71 $65,950 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.54 $27.37 $32.43 $36.27 $42.05
Annual Wage (2) $46,890 $56,930 $67,450 $75,440 $87,460


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 17,670 4.47 $32.22 $67,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,420 0.04 $32.25 $67,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises 890 0.05 $28.60 $59,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $32.20 $66,970
Natural Gas Distribution 450 0.42 $33.56 $69,810

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 17,670 4.47 $32.22 $67,020
Natural Gas Distribution 450 0.42 $33.56 $69,810
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 380 0.21 $27.26 $56,690
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 100 0.21 $29.99 $62,390
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.20 $28.91 $60,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 450 0.42 $33.56 $69,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,420 0.04 $32.25 $67,070
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $32.22 $67,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 17,670 4.47 $32.22 $67,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $32.20 $66,970


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)
Michigan 1,270 0.33 1.79 $29.99 $62,380
California 1,260 0.09 0.48 $38.22 $79,490
Ohio 1,250 0.25 1.35 $29.06 $60,450
Illinois 1,120 0.20 1.08 $33.25 $69,160
Pennsylvania 1,100 0.20 1.07 $30.56 $63,560




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 310 0.84 4.51 $37.88 $78,790
New Mexico 620 0.79 4.28 $24.98 $51,960
Delaware 290 0.72 3.89 $32.53 $67,650
Alabama 1,070 0.59 3.17 $30.12 $62,650
Utah 500 0.43 2.29 $35.38 $73,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 40 0.04 0.21 $41.04 $85,360
Montana 50 0.12 0.64 $39.66 $82,490
California 1,260 0.09 0.48 $38.22 $79,490
North Dakota 310 0.84 4.51 $37.88 $78,790
Alaska 90 0.28 1.52 $37.68 $78,370





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)
Albuquerque, NM 510 1.38 7.44 $22.90 $47,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.22 1.17 $30.46 $63,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 0.68 $41.10 $85,490
Pittsburgh, PA 450 0.40 2.17 $28.66 $59,600
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 420 0.87 4.70 $29.14 $60,610
St. Louis, MO-IL 380 0.30 1.61 $35.81 $74,490
Richmond, VA 310 0.53 2.83 $31.05 $64,590
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.90 4.84 $32.53 $67,660
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 270 0.27 1.47 $26.89 $55,940
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 260 0.26 1.37 $31.25 $65,000




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)
Albuquerque, NM 510 1.38 7.44 $22.90 $47,620
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.90 4.84 $32.53 $67,660
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 420 0.87 4.70 $29.14 $60,610
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 0.83 4.44 $28.64 $59,580
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.74 3.98 $29.67 $61,710
Longview, TX 60 0.65 3.52 $28.33 $58,930
Evansville, IN-KY 110 0.62 3.34 $31.21 $64,910
Richmond, VA 310 0.53 2.83 $31.05 $64,590
Pittsburgh, PA 450 0.40 2.17 $28.66 $59,600
Montgomery, AL 60 0.36 1.96 $30.62 $63,690




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.29 $85,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 0.68 $41.10 $85,490
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.50 $82,170
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 1.38 $38.38 $79,820
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 110 0.13 0.67 $37.14 $77,240
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 0.31 $36.95 $76,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.09 0.47 $36.64 $76,210
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.66 $36.29 $75,480
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.08 0.44 $36.02 $74,920
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 70 0.28 1.50 $35.85 $74,560

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.86 10.02 $28.05 $58,340
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 260 4.64 24.97 $38.65 $80,400
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 7.23 $29.31 $60,970
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.85 4.59 $31.42 $65,350
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 4.68 $31.01 $64,500

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 4.64 24.97 $38.65 $80,400
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 290 1.86 10.02 $28.05 $58,340
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 7.23 $29.31 $60,970
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 5.71 $37.86 $78,740
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 4.68 $31.01 $64,500

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 4.64 24.97 $38.65 $80,400
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 5.71 $37.86 $78,740
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 2.44 $36.24 $75,380
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.55 $73,950
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 2.91 $34.32 $71,380


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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