Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.


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)
22,120 3.1 % $33.71 $70,110 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.94 $29.86 $34.33 $38.66 $44.27
Annual Wage (2) $49,800 $62,100 $71,400 $80,400 $92,080


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 14,390 3.69 $34.47 $71,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,020 0.06 $32.78 $68,180
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 890 0.45 $29.52 $61,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 760 0.03 $32.37 $67,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $34.68 $72,140

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 14,390 3.69 $34.47 $71,700
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 150 1.43 $32.28 $67,150
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 890 0.45 $29.52 $61,400
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.29 $32.91 $68,440
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.19 $35.10 $73,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 150 0.13 $41.74 $86,820
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.19 $35.10 $73,010
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $34.69 $72,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $34.68 $72,140
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 14,390 3.69 $34.47 $71,700


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)
New York 1,790 0.20 1.24 $36.55 $76,030
Texas 1,690 0.15 0.92 $31.77 $66,090
California 1,530 0.10 0.62 $34.86 $72,500
Florida 1,310 0.17 1.05 $26.09 $54,270
Alabama 1,010 0.54 3.31 $33.20 $69,050



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)
Delaware 230 0.54 3.28 $34.26 $71,250
Alabama 1,010 0.54 3.31 $33.20 $69,050
West Virginia 230 0.32 1.97 $35.09 $72,980
Indiana 890 0.31 1.87 $34.43 $71,620
Vermont 80 0.28 1.71 $40.85 $84,970



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 270 0.09 0.57 $42.06 $87,480
Montana 40 0.10 0.59 $41.83 $87,000
Utah 120 0.09 0.57 $41.32 $85,940
Vermont 80 0.28 1.71 $40.85 $84,970
Hawaii 140 0.23 1.38 $40.42 $84,070




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 690 0.29 1.76 $34.71 $72,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 480 0.20 1.23 $32.62 $67,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 450 0.16 0.97 $33.28 $69,230
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 420 0.86 5.25 $34.33 $71,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 0.62 $36.01 $74,890
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.23 1.38 $32.99 $68,610
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 270 0.29 1.78 $31.86 $66,270
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.21 1.26 $27.20 $56,590
Pittsburgh, PA 240 0.22 1.32 $32.39 $67,370
Richmond, VA 230 0.37 2.29 $33.18 $69,020



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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 420 0.86 5.25 $34.33 $71,400
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 220 0.76 4.64 $35.13 $73,060
Mobile, AL 130 0.75 4.61 $28.91 $60,130
Macon, GA 70 0.75 4.56 $33.80 $70,300
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.68 4.14 $34.51 $71,780
Chattanooga, TN-GA 150 0.64 3.91 $32.36 $67,310
Clarksville, TN-KY 50 0.63 3.83 $34.08 $70,880
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 50 0.51 3.14 $31.49 $65,510
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.44 2.66 $32.04 $66,650
Richmond, VA 230 0.37 2.29 $33.18 $69,020



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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 0.99 $40.06 $83,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.31 $39.80 $82,790
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 0.61 $39.56 $82,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.35 $39.30 $81,750
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.16 1.00 $38.54 $80,170
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 40 0.16 0.99 $36.85 $76,650
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 130 0.09 0.58 $36.76 $76,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.27 $36.55 $76,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 0.62 $36.01 $74,890
Columbus, OH 50 0.05 0.29 $35.80 $74,460

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.97 5.90 $32.53 $67,670
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.87 5.32 $31.65 $65,830
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 5.39 $34.89 $72,570
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.50 3.05 $33.61 $69,900
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.33 2.04 $35.16 $73,120

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.97 5.90 $32.53 $67,670
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 5.49 $34.98 $72,760
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 5.39 $34.89 $72,570
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.87 5.32 $31.65 $65,830
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 4.89 $40.97 $85,210

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 4.89 $40.97 $85,210
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.88 $39.65 $82,480
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.66 $76,260
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.07 $35.98 $74,850
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.95 $35.44 $73,720


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.

(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