Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
11,590 4.8 % $35.44 $73,710 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.27 $28.86 $34.47 $41.31 $48.89
Annual Wage (2) $48,400 $60,020 $71,690 $85,920 $101,690


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 6,740 1.69 $35.23 $73,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,800 0.03 $33.47 $69,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,060 0.05 $38.38 $79,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $38.76 $80,610
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.39 $43.11 $89,660

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 6,740 1.69 $35.23 $73,270
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.39 $43.11 $89,660
Waste Treatment and Disposal 70 0.07 $28.28 $58,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,060 0.05 $38.38 $79,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $38.76 $80,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.39 $43.11 $89,660
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $40.73 $84,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $38.76 $80,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,060 0.05 $38.38 $79,830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,740 1.69 $35.23 $73,270


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 990 0.20 2.21 $34.61 $72,000
California 950 0.07 0.74 $41.68 $86,700
Virginia 550 0.15 1.71 $39.76 $82,700
Louisiana 510 0.27 3.04 $32.79 $68,200
Pennsylvania 430 0.08 0.86 $36.79 $76,520




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)
Idaho 190 0.31 3.48 $40.66 $84,570
West Virginia 200 0.29 3.21 $32.53 $67,670
Louisiana 510 0.27 3.04 $32.79 $68,200
Delaware 100 0.26 2.87 $36.59 $76,100
Arkansas 290 0.25 2.80 $33.98 $70,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 400 0.14 1.63 $43.53 $90,540
California 950 0.07 0.74 $41.68 $86,700
Idaho 190 0.31 3.48 $40.66 $84,570
New Jersey 270 0.07 0.80 $40.50 $84,240
Wyoming 50 0.19 2.19 $40.26 $83,750





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 290 0.33 3.72 $27.76 $57,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 1.34 $44.96 $93,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.69 $44.75 $93,070
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 230 0.23 2.60 $31.16 $64,820
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 230 0.47 5.28 $36.13 $75,150
Columbus, OH 210 0.23 2.56 $35.26 $73,330
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 200 0.22 2.52 $35.10 $73,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.09 1.04 $35.57 $73,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.09 1.06 $42.80 $89,020
Akron, OH 170 0.55 6.14 $35.26 $73,330




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 170 0.55 6.14 $35.26 $73,330
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 230 0.47 5.28 $36.13 $75,150
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 290 0.33 3.72 $27.76 $57,740
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 140 0.26 2.94 $31.03 $64,540
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.25 2.81 $29.90 $62,200
Columbus, OH 210 0.23 2.56 $35.26 $73,330
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 230 0.23 2.60 $31.16 $64,820
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 200 0.22 2.52 $35.10 $73,000
Springfield, MO 40 0.21 2.37 $37.20 $77,370
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 80 0.17 1.93 $32.99 $68,620




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $53.27 $110,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.07 0.78 $48.13 $100,100
Boise City-Nampa, ID (8) (8) (8) $46.66 $97,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 1.34 $44.96 $93,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.69 $44.75 $93,070
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.07 0.74 $44.49 $92,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.95 $43.99 $91,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.09 1.06 $42.80 $89,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $42.44 $88,270
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.04 $41.76 $86,870

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 Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.25 14.04 $38.81 $80,730
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 7.25 $37.94 $78,910
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 11.12 $41.55 $86,420
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 9.70 $41.43 $86,180
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 3.52 $33.29 $69,240

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 80 1.25 14.04 $38.81 $80,730
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 11.12 $41.55 $86,420
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 9.70 $41.43 $86,180
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 7.25 $37.94 $78,910
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.56 6.31 $34.50 $71,770

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 30 0.26 2.87 $42.79 $89,000
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 11.12 $41.55 $86,420
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 9.70 $41.43 $86,180
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.25 14.04 $38.81 $80,730
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 7.25 $37.94 $78,910


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013