Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
23,920 3.5 % $32.40 $67,380 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.24 $28.29 $33.08 $37.08 $42.69
Annual Wage (2) $48,330 $58,850 $68,810 $77,120 $88,790


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 16,520 4.15 $32.85 $68,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 0.05 $32.95 $68,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,140 0.06 $31.16 $64,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $32.73 $68,070
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 550 0.29 $29.32 $60,990

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 16,520 4.15 $32.85 $68,330
Natural Gas Distribution 410 0.39 $34.23 $71,200
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 550 0.29 $29.32 $60,990
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 60 0.20 $29.70 $61,780
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 80 0.17 $30.88 $64,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 410 0.39 $34.23 $71,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 0.05 $32.95 $68,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 16,520 4.15 $32.85 $68,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $32.73 $68,070
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $32.72 $68,060


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 2,260 0.26 1.44 (8) (8)
Texas 1,770 0.17 0.91 $29.98 $62,350
California 1,500 0.11 0.57 $35.81 $74,490
Florida 1,150 0.16 0.86 $26.66 $55,460
Alabama 1,130 0.62 3.38 $29.89 $62,170




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)
Delaware 270 0.67 3.67 $33.21 $69,080
Alabama 1,130 0.62 3.38 $29.89 $62,170
North Dakota 240 0.59 3.19 $38.73 $80,560
West Virginia 250 0.35 1.93 $31.71 $65,950
Iowa 450 0.31 1.66 $31.21 $64,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 270 0.10 0.54 $40.18 $83,580
Montana 60 0.14 0.74 $39.94 $83,080
North Dakota 240 0.59 3.19 $38.73 $80,560
Nevada 50 0.05 0.26 $38.69 $80,460
Alaska 100 0.30 1.63 $37.92 $78,870





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.36 1.97 $32.35 $67,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 0.60 $41.59 $86,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 400 0.18 0.96 $31.80 $66,150
Richmond, VA 310 0.53 2.87 $31.00 $64,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 300 0.11 0.62 $31.96 $66,470
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 290 0.34 1.86 $30.39 $63,220
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.86 4.66 $33.28 $69,230
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 270 0.31 1.68 $35.88 $74,630
Pittsburgh, PA 230 0.20 1.11 $28.88 $60,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.10 0.57 $27.77 $57,760




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)
Farmington, NM 110 2.28 12.41 (8) (8)
Terre Haute, IN 70 1.05 5.72 $31.91 $66,380
San Angelo, TX 40 1.00 5.44 $31.82 $66,180
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.86 4.66 $33.28 $69,230
Clarksville, TN-KY 70 0.80 4.36 $30.34 $63,100
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.71 3.88 $30.32 $63,070
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 130 0.64 3.47 $32.36 $67,310
Midland, TX 50 0.62 3.38 $21.47 $44,670
Richmond, VA 310 0.53 2.87 $31.00 $64,480
Lubbock, TX 70 0.53 2.91 $24.42 $50,790




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 430 0.11 0.60 $41.59 $86,500
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.20 $39.78 $82,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 0.28 $38.51 $80,100
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.45 $38.32 $79,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.04 0.25 $38.19 $79,440
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.87 $78,770
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.19 1.01 $37.67 $78,350
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 0.34 $37.03 $77,010
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.20 1.10 $36.91 $76,770
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.28 $36.41 $75,740

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 190 1.38 7.51 $31.44 $65,390
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.13 17.05 $39.58 $82,330
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.86 4.67 $30.07 $62,540
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 4.71 $27.46 $57,120
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.67 3.64 $31.43 $65,370

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 190 3.13 17.05 $39.58 $82,330
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.38 7.51 $31.44 $65,390
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 1.05 5.71 $31.98 $66,510
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.86 4.67 $30.07 $62,540
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 4.71 $27.46 $57,120

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 190 3.13 17.05 $39.58 $82,330
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $37.83 $78,680
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.11 $75,120
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 3.61 $34.88 $72,540
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 1.96 $34.38 $71,520


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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