Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,180 4.0 % $37.58 $78,170 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.74 $30.93 $37.62 $44.56 $51.87
Annual Wage (2) $51,450 $64,320 $78,240 $92,690 $107,880


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 6,340 1.63 $37.53 $78,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,720 0.03 $34.45 $71,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,020 0.05 $41.61 $86,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 810 0.04 $40.54 $84,330
Natural Gas Distribution 530 0.49 $42.79 $89,010

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 6,340 1.63 $37.53 $78,060
Natural Gas Distribution 530 0.49 $42.79 $89,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,020 0.05 $41.61 $86,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 810 0.04 $40.54 $84,330
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 40 0.04 $29.23 $60,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 530 0.49 $42.79 $89,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,020 0.05 $41.61 $86,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 810 0.04 $40.54 $84,330
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,340 1.63 $37.53 $78,060
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $37.04 $77,050


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 1,060 0.09 1.14 $30.63 $63,710
California 930 0.06 0.75 $43.97 $91,450
Ohio 890 0.17 2.06 $34.85 $72,490
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.46 $35.33 $73,490
Virginia 660 0.18 2.17 $35.26 $73,340




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)
West Virginia 290 0.40 4.89 $37.56 $78,130
Delaware 110 0.27 3.21 $38.34 $79,750
Alabama 360 0.20 2.36 $39.09 $81,310
Virginia 660 0.18 2.17 $35.26 $73,340
Ohio 890 0.17 2.06 $34.85 $72,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $49.55 $103,060
Washington 410 0.14 1.71 $46.19 $96,080
California 930 0.06 0.75 $43.97 $91,450
Kansas 130 0.10 1.17 $43.51 $90,510
Nevada 70 0.06 0.75 $43.30 $90,070





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 4.30 $29.69 $61,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.96 $37.70 $78,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 270 0.20 2.47 $36.43 $75,780
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 5.13 $42.12 $87,610
Akron, OH 190 0.60 7.24 $36.15 $75,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 190 0.08 0.97 $35.84 $74,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.03 0.42 $42.87 $89,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.17 2.06 $45.93 $95,540
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 180 0.17 2.09 $32.70 $68,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.23 2.82 $32.67 $67,950




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 190 0.60 7.24 $36.15 $75,180
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 5.13 $42.12 $87,610
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 320 0.36 4.30 $29.69 $61,760
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.27 3.24 $42.82 $89,070
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 0.23 2.82 $32.67 $67,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 270 0.20 2.47 $36.43 $75,780
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 110 0.18 2.20 $44.56 $92,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.17 2.06 $45.93 $95,540
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 180 0.17 2.09 $32.70 $68,020
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 140 0.15 1.83 $33.68 $70,050




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)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.10 1.17 $52.16 $108,490
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 1.16 $49.88 $103,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.91 $48.31 $100,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.17 2.06 $45.93 $95,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.46 $45.81 $95,280
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 110 0.18 2.20 $44.56 $92,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.03 0.42 $42.87 $89,160
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.27 3.24 $42.82 $89,070
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 1.25 $42.76 $88,930
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.06 0.76 $42.43 $88,250

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 160 1.15 13.90 $38.31 $79,680
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 12.83 $42.86 $89,150
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 7.52 $41.84 $87,030
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 10.17 $42.95 $89,330
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 10.05 $33.25 $69,150

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 West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.15 13.90 $38.31 $79,680
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 12.83 $42.86 $89,150
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 10.17 $42.95 $89,330
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 10.05 $33.25 $69,150
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 7.52 $41.84 $87,030

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 10.17 $42.95 $89,330
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 12.83 $42.86 $89,150
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 7.52 $41.84 $87,030
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 6.63 $40.26 $83,730
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 7.18 $39.51 $82,190


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015