Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
11,260 4.3 % $36.82 $76,580 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.94 $29.83 $36.10 $43.08 $51.16
Annual Wage (2) $49,800 $62,050 $75,080 $89,610 $106,410


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 6,180 1.59 $37.01 $76,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,720 0.03 $34.10 $70,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,290 0.06 $39.25 $81,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 830 0.04 $39.56 $82,280
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.42 $42.97 $89,370

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 6,180 1.59 $37.01 $76,970
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.42 $42.97 $89,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,290 0.06 $39.25 $81,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 830 0.04 $39.56 $82,280
Waste Treatment and Disposal 40 0.04 $26.22 $54,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.42 $42.97 $89,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 830 0.04 $39.56 $82,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,290 0.06 $39.25 $81,650
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,180 1.59 $37.01 $76,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $36.68 $76,280


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)
Ohio 1,050 0.20 2.40 $34.73 $72,250
Texas 1,040 0.10 1.12 $29.73 $61,850
California 830 0.06 0.66 $44.02 $91,570
Pennsylvania 600 0.11 1.26 $37.74 $78,500
Virginia 540 0.15 1.75 $39.81 $82,810




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 100 0.24 2.77 $36.91 $76,780
Louisiana 430 0.23 2.71 (8) (8)
West Virginia 160 0.22 2.65 $34.94 $72,680
Idaho 140 0.22 2.61 $34.28 $71,300
Ohio 1,050 0.20 2.40 $34.73 $72,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.12 1.42 $46.16 $96,010
Washington 370 0.13 1.56 $44.43 $92,410
California 830 0.06 0.66 $44.02 $91,570
New York 80 0.01 0.11 $42.35 $88,090
Kansas 100 0.08 0.89 $42.22 $87,810





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)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 320 0.36 4.20 $29.40 $61,150
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 290 0.29 3.42 $31.08 $64,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.13 1.59 $41.83 $87,000
Columbus, OH 220 0.24 2.81 $35.81 $74,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.67 $40.45 $84,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.92 (8) (8)
Akron, OH 180 0.56 6.62 $34.39 $71,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 1.96 $45.03 $93,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.35 $41.74 $86,820
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 150 0.17 1.97 $35.31 $73,440




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)
Akron, OH 180 0.56 6.62 $34.39 $71,540
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 320 0.36 4.20 $29.40 $61,150
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 290 0.29 3.42 $31.08 $64,640
Columbus, OH 220 0.24 2.81 $35.81 $74,480
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120 0.24 2.81 $36.15 $75,200
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.24 2.81 $41.37 $86,040
Springfield, MO 40 0.23 2.67 $37.58 $78,160
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.22 2.60 $40.15 $83,500
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.19 2.27 $32.99 $68,610
Richmond, VA 110 0.19 2.20 $37.72 $78,450




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 150 0.04 0.44 $52.40 $109,000
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 80 0.10 1.16 $45.57 $94,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 1.96 $45.03 $93,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.56 $44.99 $93,580
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $43.66 $90,820
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 1.22 $42.83 $89,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.13 1.59 $41.83 $87,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.35 $41.74 $86,820
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.24 2.81 $41.37 $86,040
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 0.58 $40.99 $85,250

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 140 0.97 11.43 $35.28 $73,390
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.10 12.93 $41.12 $85,540
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 7.05 $41.29 $85,880
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 10.73 $41.76 $86,870
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.38 $43.61 $90,710

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 1.10 12.93 $41.12 $85,540
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.97 11.43 $35.28 $73,390
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 10.73 $41.76 $86,870
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 7.05 $41.29 $85,880
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.38 $43.61 $90,710

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.38 $43.61 $90,710
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 10.73 $41.76 $86,870
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 7.05 $41.29 $85,880
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.10 12.93 $41.12 $85,540
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.30 $73,430


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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