Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
11,600 3.8 % $34.79 $72,360 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.18 $28.90 $33.99 $40.25 $46.56
Annual Wage (2) $48,210 $60,120 $70,700 $83,730 $96,840


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 7,440 1.88 $34.21 $71,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,020 0.02 $35.40 $73,620
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.82 $37.15 $77,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 860 0.05 $36.53 $75,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $38.72 $80,530

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 7,440 1.88 $34.21 $71,150
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.82 $37.15 $77,270
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 40 0.09 $21.84 $45,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 860 0.05 $36.53 $75,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $38.72 $80,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $39.39 $81,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $38.72 $80,530
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.82 $37.15 $77,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 860 0.05 $36.53 $75,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,020 0.02 $35.40 $73,620


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 1,330 0.09 1.04 $38.87 $80,850
Ohio 890 0.18 1.98 $31.94 $66,430
Michigan 690 0.18 2.00 $29.79 $61,970
Florida 690 0.10 1.06 $32.46 $67,520
Virginia 610 0.17 1.90 $39.35 $81,850




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 190 0.32 3.51 $40.45 $84,130
Louisiana 520 0.28 3.13 $32.50 $67,590
Arkansas 270 0.23 2.58 $33.33 $69,320
West Virginia 160 0.22 2.46 $32.43 $67,450
Wyoming 50 0.20 2.21 $39.41 $81,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 450 0.17 1.84 $42.59 $88,580
Nevada 120 0.10 1.16 $40.99 $85,250
New York (8) (8) (8) $40.54 $84,330
Idaho 190 0.32 3.51 $40.45 $84,130
Oregon 180 0.11 1.23 $40.09 $83,380





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 620 0.16 1.78 $37.33 $77,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.26 $48.98 $101,880
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 240 0.24 2.71 $28.55 $59,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.10 1.05 $32.41 $67,410
Columbus, OH 190 0.21 2.35 $34.22 $71,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.36 $40.76 $84,790
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.65 $29.51 $61,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.46 $35.11 $73,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 2.17 $31.72 $65,980
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 120 0.11 1.25 $31.62 $65,760




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 60 0.32 3.57 $28.39 $59,060
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.30 3.33 $31.02 $64,520
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.24 2.60 $32.51 $67,610
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 240 0.24 2.71 $28.55 $59,390
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 120 0.23 2.55 $33.52 $69,730
Columbus, OH 190 0.21 2.35 $34.22 $71,180
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 2.17 $31.72 $65,980
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 70 0.16 1.82 $33.16 $68,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.16 1.78 $37.33 $77,650
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.65 $29.51 $61,380




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.26 $48.98 $101,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 90 0.07 0.82 $48.07 $99,980
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.08 0.88 $47.36 $98,520
Boise City-Nampa, ID (8) (8) (8) $45.45 $94,540
Madison, WI 40 0.13 1.49 $44.52 $92,590
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.51 $43.39 $90,260
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.13 1.39 $42.40 $88,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 0.99 $41.83 $87,000
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 1.27 $41.73 $86,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.36 $40.76 $84,790

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 6.84 $31.21 $64,920
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.58 $29.58 $61,530
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 11.86 $40.18 $83,580
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.11 $28.31 $58,880
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 3.30 $30.28 $62,990

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)
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 11.86 $40.18 $83,580
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 6.84 $31.21 $64,920
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.58 $29.58 $61,530
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 3.30 $30.28 $62,990
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.11 $28.31 $58,880

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)
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 11.86 $40.18 $83,580
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 6.84 $31.21 $64,920
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 3.30 $30.28 $62,990
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.58 $29.58 $61,530
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.11 $28.31 $58,880


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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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