Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
512,290 0.8 % $25.44 $52,910 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.61 $18.06 $23.71 $31.38 $39.75
Annual Wage (2) $30,390 $37,570 $49,320 $65,260 $82,680


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 357,340 21.86 $25.29 $52,600
Local Government (OES Designation) 15,570 0.28 $27.68 $57,580
Employment Services 9,130 0.31 $22.29 $46,360
Nonresidential Building Construction 7,690 1.18 $25.44 $52,910
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,120 1.80 $28.44 $59,150

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 357,340 21.86 $25.29 $52,600
Ship and Boat Building 5,500 4.44 $21.68 $45,080
Coal Mining 3,510 4.21 $27.10 $56,370
Metal Ore Mining 1,230 3.24 $26.79 $55,710
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,130 2.42 $24.89 $51,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.06 $38.10 $79,250
Natural Gas Distribution 790 0.73 $36.07 $75,030
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,180 0.14 $35.42 $73,680
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,220 0.35 $34.32 $71,380
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 270 0.22 $33.77 $70,240


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 45,470 4.41 1.11 $20.84 $43,350
California 41,790 2.98 0.75 $30.07 $62,550
New York 32,700 3.88 0.97 $33.98 $70,680
Florida 27,940 3.91 0.98 $19.17 $39,880
Illinois 23,310 4.18 1.05 $33.86 $70,430




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 2,730 10.02 2.51 $25.14 $52,290
Alaska 2,330 7.43 1.86 $34.63 $72,030
West Virginia 4,930 7.04 1.76 $23.90 $49,700
North Dakota 2,000 5.39 1.35 $23.18 $48,210
Colorado 11,450 5.26 1.32 $23.98 $49,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,330 7.43 1.86 $34.63 $72,030
New York 32,700 3.88 0.97 $33.98 $70,680
Illinois 23,310 4.18 1.05 $33.86 $70,430
Hawaii 2,300 3.99 1.00 $32.90 $68,430
New Jersey 11,620 3.08 0.77 $32.51 $67,630





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 20,580 4.07 1.02 $38.34 $79,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,000 4.19 1.05 $36.27 $75,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,710 5.37 1.35 $22.37 $46,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,820 4.25 1.06 $26.66 $55,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,200 2.41 0.60 $29.72 $61,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,080 4.07 1.02 $21.62 $44,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,240 4.03 1.01 $21.29 $44,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,550 3.86 0.97 $21.37 $44,440
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 6,480 5.40 1.35 $23.49 $48,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,420 3.54 0.89 $34.04 $70,800