Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-3013 Helpers--Electricians

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
68,280 2.5 % $14.00 $29,110 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.16 $10.87 $13.43 $16.52 $19.33
Annual Wage (2) $19,040 $22,620 $27,940 $34,360 $40,200


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 61,110 3.38 $13.70 $28,500
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,730 0.25 $15.21 $31,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,300 0.02 $22.69 $47,200
Employment Services 820 0.02 $13.14 $27,340
Utility System Construction 740 0.16 $17.16 $35,680

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 61,110 3.38 $13.70 $28,500
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,730 0.25 $15.21 $31,630
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 200 0.16 $13.16 $27,360
Utility System Construction 740 0.16 $17.16 $35,680
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.15 $15.36 $31,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,300 0.02 $22.69 $47,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70 (7) $21.95 $45,660
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $20.41 $42,460
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $20.27 $42,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $17.35 $36,080


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 8,850 0.79 1.56 $14.18 $29,500
New York 5,660 0.64 1.27 $15.33 $31,880
Florida 5,620 0.73 1.45 $12.28 $25,540
California 4,670 0.31 0.61 $15.65 $32,550
North Carolina 4,420 1.10 2.17 $12.82 $26,670



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)
Louisiana 2,720 1.42 2.80 $14.38 $29,920
New Mexico 980 1.24 2.46 $12.54 $26,080
Oklahoma 1,840 1.17 2.31 $14.43 $30,020
Mississippi 1,270 1.16 2.30 $12.07 $25,100
North Carolina 4,420 1.10 2.17 $12.82 $26,670



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 180 0.56 1.11 $18.96 $39,440
Wyoming 60 0.20 0.40 $18.11 $37,660
Nevada 500 0.42 0.83 $17.37 $36,120
Colorado 480 0.20 0.40 $17.17 $35,710
Massachusetts 1,460 0.44 0.87 $16.68 $34,690




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 4,050 0.75 1.49 $15.79 $32,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,050 0.86 1.70 $13.03 $27,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.86 1.71 $14.20 $29,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,520 0.54 1.06 $14.81 $30,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.37 0.74 $15.98 $33,240
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,430 1.33 2.62 $11.39 $23,700
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,350 1.04 2.06 $13.09 $27,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.50 0.98 $14.95 $31,090
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,140 1.25 2.47 $13.73 $28,550
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 1.07 2.12 $14.47 $30,110



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)
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 170 3.35 6.64 $14.59 $30,350
Lynchburg, VA 310 3.11 6.16 $11.01 $22,910
Valdosta, GA 140 2.71 5.36 $11.26 $23,430
Baton Rouge, LA 1,000 2.60 5.15 $14.55 $30,260
Decatur, AL 130 2.55 5.04 $13.28 $27,620
Dothan, AL 130 2.37 4.68 $13.13 $27,310
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 270 2.33 4.61 (8) (8)
Anderson, SC 120 2.01 3.98 $12.00 $24,960
Florence, SC 140 1.75 3.47 $11.85 $24,650
Hattiesburg, MS 100 1.72 3.40 $11.66 $24,240



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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 120 1.23 2.44 $20.00 $41,600
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $19.61 $40,780
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 340 0.25 0.50 $18.97 $39,450
Danbury, CT 50 0.69 1.36 $18.78 $39,070
Savannah, GA 220 1.44 2.85 $18.75 $38,990
Anchorage, AK 110 0.63 1.25 $18.75 $38,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 0.15 $18.66 $38,810
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.17 0.35 $18.33 $38,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.23 $37,910
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $18.06 $37,570

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 520 2.03 4.02 $12.41 $25,820
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 470 1.79 3.54 $15.40 $32,030
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 340 2.56 5.07 $12.96 $26,950
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 0.96 1.90 $11.73 $24,400
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 250 1.88 3.72 $12.89 $26,810

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)
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 2.96 5.85 $15.24 $31,690
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 340 2.56 5.07 $12.96 $26,950
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 520 2.03 4.02 $12.41 $25,820
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 250 1.88 3.72 $12.89 $26,810
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 140 1.88 3.73 $12.57 $26,150

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.87 1.72 $19.58 $40,730
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 230 1.20 2.38 $16.72 $34,770
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.70 $34,730
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.93 $33,130
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 2.04 $15.72 $32,700


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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