Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
23,210 3.7 % $32.82 $68,270 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.12 $28.88 $33.52 $37.90 $43.23
Annual Wage (2) $48,090 $60,070 $69,720 $78,820 $89,910


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 15,220 3.93 $33.33 $69,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 0.05 $33.05 $68,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,020 0.05 $32.20 $66,980
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 910 0.46 $28.25 $58,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $33.75 $70,210

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 15,220 3.93 $33.33 $69,340
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 910 0.46 $28.25 $58,760
Natural Gas Distribution 340 0.31 $34.15 $71,040
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.29 $31.17 $64,830
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 140 0.14 $32.10 $66,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $34.42 $71,590
Natural Gas Distribution 340 0.31 $34.15 $71,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $33.75 $70,210
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,220 3.93 $33.33 $69,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 0.05 $33.05 $68,740


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 2,010 0.23 1.33 $35.30 $73,430
Texas 1,890 0.17 0.99 $31.17 $64,840
California 1,530 0.10 0.59 $35.94 $74,750
Florida 1,370 0.18 1.05 $26.10 $54,280
Alabama 1,080 0.59 3.35 $30.71 $63,870




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)
District of Columbia 610 0.91 5.20 $35.11 $73,040
Alabama 1,080 0.59 3.35 $30.71 $63,870
North Dakota 140 0.33 1.87 $38.86 $80,830
West Virginia 220 0.31 1.78 $33.26 $69,180
Mississippi 300 0.28 1.57 $30.49 $63,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 250 0.09 0.50 $41.64 $86,610
Montana 70 0.16 0.89 $41.33 $85,960
North Dakota 140 0.33 1.87 $38.86 $80,830
Arizona 540 0.22 1.24 $38.66 $80,400
New Mexico 180 0.23 1.29 $38.58 $80,240





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 970 0.41 2.33 $33.27 $69,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 440 0.19 1.08 $31.36 $65,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 360 0.13 0.74 $32.96 $68,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 330 0.19 1.07 $38.34 $79,750
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 270 0.31 1.74 $31.03 $64,530
Richmond, VA 250 0.41 2.32 $32.38 $67,360
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 230 0.20 1.12 $25.76 $53,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 0.97 $30.69 $63,830
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 210 0.23 1.32 $36.27 $75,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.10 0.56 $30.64 $63,740




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)
Jefferson City, MO 60 0.86 4.90 (8) (8)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.70 4.02 $31.24 $64,990
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 0.69 3.94 $33.23 $69,120
Mobile, AL 110 0.67 3.84 $28.02 $58,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 970 0.41 2.33 $33.27 $69,190
Richmond, VA 250 0.41 2.32 $32.38 $67,360
Toledo, OH 90 0.31 1.77 $32.48 $67,560
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 270 0.31 1.74 $31.03 $64,530
Fort Smith, AR-OK 30 0.30 1.74 $31.87 $66,290
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.28 1.59 $31.89 $66,330




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 (8) (8) (8) $42.64 $88,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 0.92 $39.41 $81,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 330 0.19 1.07 $38.34 $79,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.35 $38.32 $79,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.20 $79,470
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 0.79 $37.57 $78,140
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 1.04 $37.25 $77,480
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.71 $37.19 $77,350
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.07 0.42 $36.50 $75,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 0.23 $36.48 $75,880

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.06 6.06 $31.65 $65,840
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.17 6.67 $33.45 $69,590
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.91 5.18 $30.81 $64,070
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 4.06 $27.01 $56,180
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 5.32 $27.49 $57,180

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 110 1.75 9.97 $39.56 $82,280
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.51 8.65 $31.87 $66,300
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.17 6.67 $33.45 $69,590
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.06 6.06 $31.65 $65,840
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 5.32 $27.49 $57,180

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 110 1.75 9.97 $39.56 $82,280
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $37.22 $77,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 0.00 $36.10 $75,100
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.89 5.08 $34.53 $71,820
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.73 4.19 $34.51 $71,770


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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