Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2111 Electricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Excludes "Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers" (49-2098).


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)
514,760 0.8 % $24.91 $51,810 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.13 $17.61 $23.20 $30.71 $38.89
Annual Wage (2) $29,400 $36,630 $48,250 $63,880 $80,890


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 364,900 22.10 $24.79 $51,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 15,440 0.28 $26.67 $55,480
Employment Services 8,740 0.33 $21.28 $44,270
Nonresidential Building Construction 7,480 1.13 $24.07 $50,070
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,430 1.88 $27.88 $57,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 364,900 22.10 $24.79 $51,550
Ship and Boat Building 5,680 4.53 $20.65 $42,940
Coal Mining 3,490 4.39 $25.71 $53,470
Metal Ore Mining 1,130 3.31 $26.20 $54,510
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,030 2.41 $24.83 $51,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,080 0.13 $36.91 $76,780
Natural Gas Distribution 790 0.73 $34.88 $72,560
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 530 0.05 $32.38 $67,350
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.02 $31.62 $65,770
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 310 0.06 $31.59 $65,700


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)
California 44,130 3.15 0.78 $28.68 $59,650
Texas 43,340 4.30 1.06 $20.54 $42,720
New York 33,490 4.01 0.99 $32.54 $67,690
Florida 27,810 3.92 0.97 $19.38 $40,320
Illinois 22,940 4.15 1.03 $32.90 $68,430




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)
Wyoming 2,810 10.40 2.57 $24.56 $51,090
West Virginia 5,020 7.29 1.80 $23.07 $47,980
Alaska 2,100 6.81 1.68 $33.18 $69,010
North Dakota 2,020 5.67 1.40 $22.55 $46,910
Maryland 13,700 5.56 1.37 $25.43 $52,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,100 6.81 1.68 $33.18 $69,010
Illinois 22,940 4.15 1.03 $32.90 $68,430
Hawaii 2,490 4.35 1.07 $32.69 $67,990
New York 33,490 4.01 0.99 $32.54 $67,690
New Jersey 11,470 3.04 0.75 $32.14 $66,850

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,210 4.06 1.00 $36.78 $76,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 14,810 4.18 1.03 $35.32 $73,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,320 5.33 1.32 $22.09 $45,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 11,020 4.81 1.19 $26.12 $54,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,120 2.39 0.59 $27.84 $57,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,690 3.50 0.86 $21.35 $44,410
Denver-Aurora, CO 6,970 5.89 1.45 $22.72 $47,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,940 3.47 0.86 $21.02 $43,720
Baltimore-Towson, MD 6,800 5.49 1.36 $23.94 $49,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,720 3.73 0.92 $33.60 $69,890




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)
Appleton, WI 1,260 11.20 2.76 $23.65 $49,200
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 850 10.70 2.64 $27.31 $56,810
Kokomo, IN 340 8.95 2.21 $28.27 $58,800
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 1,300 8.39 2.07 $24.66 $51,300
Mobile, AL 1,400 8.36 2.06 $20.71 $43,070
Charleston, WV 1,180 8.31 2.05 $23.88 $49,660
Longview, WA 280 8.26 2.04 $28.53 $59,350
Pine Bluff, AR 280 8.13 2.01 $22.92 $47,680
Odessa, TX 460 8.06 1.99 $25.14 $52,280
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 2,070 8.01 1.98 $29.40 $61,160