Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Excludes "Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay" (49-2095).


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)
115,380 1.8 % $31.57 $65,650 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.31 $24.12 $31.95 $38.63 $46.15
Annual Wage (2) $36,000 $50,160 $66,450 $80,360 $95,990


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 56,270 14.33 $33.62 $69,930
Utility System Construction 30,930 6.42 $27.41 $57,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,320 0.27 $30.01 $62,430
Building Equipment Contractors 4,380 0.23 $30.42 $63,260
Natural Gas Distribution 2,820 2.50 $44.48 $92,510

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 56,270 14.33 $33.62 $69,930
Utility System Construction 30,930 6.42 $27.41 $57,010
Natural Gas Distribution 2,820 2.50 $44.48 $92,510
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,320 0.27 $30.01 $62,430
Building Equipment Contractors 4,380 0.23 $30.42 $63,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 2,820 2.50 $44.48 $92,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,810 0.09 $36.72 $76,390
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $36.05 $74,990
State Government (OES Designation) 260 0.01 $35.30 $73,430
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 840 0.13 $35.14 $73,080


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 10,940 0.95 1.13 $25.86 $53,780
Florida 7,330 0.92 1.11 $24.88 $51,760
California 6,760 0.44 0.52 $46.19 $96,070
Georgia 6,150 1.50 1.79 $22.99 $47,810
New York 4,790 0.53 0.64 $37.06 $77,070



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)
Alabama 3,880 2.06 2.46 $30.94 $64,360
North Dakota 860 1.92 2.29 $31.23 $64,970
Wyoming 530 1.87 2.24 $31.35 $65,220
Mississippi 1,870 1.69 2.02 $27.22 $56,610
Montana 750 1.67 2.00 $37.34 $77,680



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,760 0.44 0.52 $46.19 $96,070
Alaska 310 0.94 1.12 $41.94 $87,240
Oregon 1,000 0.58 0.69 $41.81 $86,960
Connecticut 780 0.47 0.56 $40.88 $85,040
Massachusetts 2,270 0.67 0.80 $40.07 $83,340




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,270 1.72 2.06 $22.09 $45,950
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,850 0.44 0.52 $37.25 $77,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,730 0.93 1.11 $27.26 $56,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.84 1.01 $26.28 $54,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.40 0.48 $33.92 $70,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.34 0.40 $46.79 $97,330
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,390 1.05 1.25 $35.15 $73,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.54 0.64 $31.09 $64,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,240 0.66 0.79 $37.02 $77,010
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,210 0.88 1.05 $32.91 $68,460