Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
592,230 0.8 % $26.73 $55,590 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.10 $18.74 $24.94 $32.95 $42.37
Annual Wage (2) $31,410 $38,990 $51,880 $68,540 $88,130


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 425,070 22.43 $26.33 $54,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,470 0.27 $30.34 $63,110
Employment Services 11,920 0.33 $23.00 $47,850
Nonresidential Building Construction 9,880 1.36 $25.71 $53,470
Utility System Construction 7,100 1.47 $29.85 $62,090

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 425,070 22.43 $26.33 $54,760
Coal Mining 3,340 4.81 $27.54 $57,290
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 4,280 4.72 $29.91 $62,220
Ship and Boat Building 5,510 3.98 $24.13 $50,190
Metal Ore Mining 1,330 3.06 $30.48 $63,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 670 0.59 $42.31 $88,010
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $41.88 $87,120
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.34 $39.95 $83,100
Lessors of Real Estate 770 0.13 $37.41 $77,810
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,080 0.53 $37.40 $77,790


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 55,580 3.59 0.84 $32.19 $66,950
Texas 54,500 4.71 1.10 $21.96 $45,680
New York 40,100 4.46 1.04 $34.88 $72,540
Florida 32,160 4.06 0.94 $20.48 $42,600
Pennsylvania 23,240 4.07 0.95 $27.91 $58,060



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)
North Dakota 4,590 10.26 2.39 $28.56 $59,410
Wyoming 2,610 9.20 2.14 $28.00 $58,230
Alaska 2,170 6.63 1.54 $38.18 $79,420
Louisiana 12,620 6.51 1.52 $23.42 $48,710
Colorado 15,730 6.41 1.49 $23.34 $48,560



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,170 6.63 1.54 $38.18 $79,420
New York 40,100 4.46 1.04 $34.88 $72,540
Hawaii 3,270 5.27 1.23 $33.95 $70,610
Illinois 22,220 3.80 0.88 $33.57 $69,830
New Jersey 13,440 3.44 0.80 $33.14 $68,930




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 29,170 4.50 1.05 $37.19 $77,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,430 5.95 1.39 $23.23 $48,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,700 3.84 0.89 $35.46 $73,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,640 2.84 0.66 $29.84 $62,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,090 4.76 1.11 $21.15 $43,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,670 4.30 1.00 $22.23 $46,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,870 4.08 0.95 $26.93 $56,020
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 9,690 7.05 1.64 $23.14 $48,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8,480 4.52 1.05 $23.49 $48,850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,210 4.09 0.95 $33.33 $69,330