Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
63,660 2.4 % $13.91 $28,920 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.16 $10.83 $13.32 $16.35 $19.08
Annual Wage (2) $19,050 $22,530 $27,720 $34,020 $39,690


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)
Building Equipment Contractors 56,500 3.28 $13.62 $28,340
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,530 0.23 $14.28 $29,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,300 0.02 $23.23 $48,320
Employment Services 760 0.02 $13.24 $27,540
Utility System Construction 750 0.17 $16.19 $33,680

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 56,500 3.28 $13.62 $28,340
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,530 0.23 $14.28 $29,710
Utility System Construction 750 0.17 $16.19 $33,680
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 200 0.16 $13.08 $27,210
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.16 $15.67 $32,600

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 $23.23 $48,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $21.89 $45,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 150 0.04 $18.00 $37,430
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $17.47 $36,340
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $17.27 $35,930


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 8,750 0.80 1.67 $13.96 $29,050
Florida 4,810 0.65 1.34 $12.55 $26,090
California 4,410 0.30 0.62 $15.60 $32,440
New York 4,380 0.51 1.06 $16.67 $34,670
North Carolina 4,300 1.09 2.27 $12.72 $26,450




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)
New Mexico 1,120 1.43 2.97 $12.99 $27,030
Mississippi 1,360 1.25 2.60 $11.98 $24,920
Louisiana 2,110 1.12 2.33 $13.24 $27,550
North Carolina 4,300 1.09 2.27 $12.72 $26,450
Oklahoma 1,590 1.02 2.13 $14.26 $29,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.31 0.65 $18.36 $38,190
Nevada 270 0.24 0.49 $17.63 $36,660
Oregon 360 0.22 0.45 $17.39 $36,170
Colorado 550 0.24 0.50 $17.13 $35,640
Massachusetts 1,210 0.37 0.77 $16.85 $35,060





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 3,070 0.59 1.22 $17.96 $37,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,030 0.74 1.54 $15.35 $31,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,900 0.82 1.72 $13.45 $27,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.70 1.47 $14.19 $29,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,390 1.09 2.27 $13.03 $27,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.35 0.73 $17.71 $36,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.51 1.07 $14.33 $29,810
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,150 1.10 2.30 $12.09 $25,150
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,070 1.22 2.55 $13.14 $27,340
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 910 1.00 2.08 $13.86 $28,830




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 3.23 6.73 $12.39 $25,780
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 350 3.09 6.43 $15.16 $31,540
Lynchburg, VA 270 2.74 5.70 $10.45 $21,730
Salisbury, MD 130 2.49 5.18 $13.57 $28,230
Anderson, SC 140 2.34 4.87 $11.62 $24,180
Hattiesburg, MS 130 2.31 4.81 $11.88 $24,710
Dothan, AL 120 2.19 4.57 $12.43 $25,850
Valdosta, GA 110 2.17 4.53 $11.19 $23,270
Decatur, AL 110 1.98 4.13 $12.94 $26,910
Monroe, LA 140 1.83 3.81 $11.91 $24,760




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.14 0.28 $20.39 $42,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 180 0.22 0.47 $19.37 $40,290
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 380 0.30 0.62 $18.83 $39,170
Danbury, CT 40 0.59 1.23 $18.72 $38,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.67 $38,830
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 220 0.26 0.53 $18.46 $38,390
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $18.36 $38,180
Honolulu, HI 70 0.15 0.31 $18.05 $37,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.59 1.22 $17.96 $37,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.29 0.60 $17.77 $36,970

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 540 2.11 4.40 $13.69 $28,470
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 500 1.97 4.11 $13.00 $27,050
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 2.88 6.01 $12.51 $26,020
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.19 2.48 $11.88 $24,710
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.95 4.07 $11.97 $24,900

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 2.88 6.01 $12.51 $26,020
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 40 2.51 5.22 $21.39 $44,500
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 2.23 4.65 $14.62 $30,410
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 540 2.11 4.40 $13.69 $28,470
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 500 1.97 4.11 $13.00 $27,050

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)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 40 2.51 5.22 $21.39 $44,500
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,970
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.20 $37,850
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 0.81 $17.28 $35,940
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.70 $34,740


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014