Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

47-3013 Helpers--Electricians

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
71,610 2.5 % $14.42 $30,000 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.46 $11.29 $13.81 $16.97 $20.16
Annual Wage (2) $19,680 $23,480 $28,730 $35,300 $41,940


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)
Building Equipment Contractors 64,700 3.41 $14.14 $29,420
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,660 0.23 $16.14 $33,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,200 0.02 $24.88 $51,750
Employment Services 890 0.02 $12.35 $25,680
Utility System Construction 740 0.15 $17.56 $36,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 64,700 3.41 $14.14 $29,420
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,660 0.23 $16.14 $33,570
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 200 0.16 $13.46 $28,000
Utility System Construction 740 0.15 $17.56 $36,520
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.14 $15.50 $32,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,200 0.02 $24.88 $51,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70 (7) $22.15 $46,080
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $20.49 $42,620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 170 0.04 $18.42 $38,320
Utility System Construction 740 0.15 $17.56 $36,520


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 9,060 0.78 1.51 $15.07 $31,340
New York 6,230 0.69 1.33 $15.51 $32,260
Florida 5,890 0.74 1.43 $12.26 $25,500
California 4,770 0.31 0.59 $17.16 $35,690
North Carolina 4,620 1.12 2.16 $13.18 $27,420




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)
Louisiana 3,260 1.68 3.24 $14.25 $29,630
North Carolina 4,620 1.12 2.16 $13.18 $27,420
Oklahoma 1,760 1.10 2.12 $15.22 $31,670
Alabama 1,920 1.02 1.96 $13.08 $27,200
Mississippi 1,060 0.96 1.85 $12.34 $25,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 590 0.20 0.38 $19.37 $40,290
Alaska 250 0.76 1.47 $19.17 $39,880
Hawaii 120 0.20 0.38 $18.53 $38,540
Colorado 430 0.18 0.34 $18.18 $37,820
Wyoming 60 0.21 0.41 $18.13 $37,710





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,230 0.81 1.56 $15.62 $32,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,180 0.88 1.70 $13.33 $27,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.89 1.72 $14.73 $30,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,990 0.68 1.31 $16.62 $34,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.59 1.14 $14.13 $29,390
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,390 1.24 2.39 $11.69 $24,310
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,360 1.22 2.35 $13.48 $28,040
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,230 1.27 2.44 $14.59 $30,350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,170 0.96 1.85 $11.76 $24,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.28 0.54 $18.77 $39,040




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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 200 4.50 8.67 $9.24 $19,220
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 190 3.72 7.17 $13.61 $28,300
Baton Rouge, LA 1,130 2.89 5.57 $14.96 $31,110
Lake Charles, LA 230 2.33 4.49 $15.36 $31,950
Valdosta, GA 110 2.18 4.19 $12.02 $25,010
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 210 2.16 4.17 $17.48 $36,350
The Villages, FL 50 2.10 4.04 $15.06 $31,320
Monroe, LA 150 1.96 3.77 $12.58 $26,160
Lafayette, LA 410 1.90 3.66 $12.79 $26,610
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 270 1.86 3.58 $12.29 $25,560