Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
111,350 1.8 % $30.47 $63,380 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.49 $23.78 $30.85 $36.68 $43.82
Annual Wage (2) $36,370 $49,470 $64,170 $76,300 $91,150


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 55,820 14.40 $31.72 $65,980
Utility System Construction 26,810 6.00 $27.59 $57,400
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,710 0.25 $29.16 $60,640
Building Equipment Contractors 4,970 0.29 $27.38 $56,950
Natural Gas Distribution 3,210 2.95 $41.04 $85,350

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 55,820 14.40 $31.72 $65,980
Utility System Construction 26,810 6.00 $27.59 $57,400
Natural Gas Distribution 3,210 2.95 $41.04 $85,350
Building Equipment Contractors 4,970 0.29 $27.38 $56,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,710 0.25 $29.16 $60,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 3,210 2.95 $41.04 $85,350
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 60 0.23 $36.68 $76,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,790 0.08 $35.48 $73,790
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,850 0.09 $34.86 $72,520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $33.25 $69,150


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 9,170 0.84 1.00 $25.88 $53,820
Florida 7,190 0.96 1.15 $24.80 $51,590
California 7,100 0.48 0.57 $44.38 $92,300
North Carolina 4,420 1.12 1.33 $25.37 $52,760
Georgia 4,240 1.09 1.30 $23.48 $48,830




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)
South Dakota 840 2.08 2.48 $29.52 $61,410
Mississippi 2,160 2.00 2.38 $26.78 $55,700
North Dakota 770 1.82 2.16 $30.27 $62,970
Kansas 2,340 1.75 2.08 $29.95 $62,290
West Virginia 1,120 1.58 1.89 $28.69 $59,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,100 0.48 0.57 $44.38 $92,300
Washington 2,280 0.81 0.96 $38.97 $81,060
Oregon 970 0.59 0.71 $37.91 $78,860
New Jersey 1,990 0.52 0.62 $37.84 $78,700
Nevada 770 0.67 0.79 $37.60 $78,200





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-Marietta, GA 2,480 1.07 1.28 $23.07 $47,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.38 0.46 $36.94 $76,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.91 1.09 $25.99 $54,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.46 0.55 $34.93 $72,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,600 0.58 0.69 $27.74 $57,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,300 0.72 0.86 $31.13 $64,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.32 0.38 $46.74 $97,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,270 0.98 1.17 $40.79 $84,850
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,260 0.98 1.17 $34.02 $70,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,110 0.86 1.02 $34.64 $72,050




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)
Spartanburg, SC 620 5.07 6.04 $22.96 $47,760
Morgantown, WV 240 3.82 4.54 $28.21 $58,670
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 130 3.25 3.87 $39.95 $83,100
Pascagoula, MS 170 3.22 3.83 $25.27 $52,560
Jackson, MS 760 3.06 3.64 $29.43 $61,210
York-Hanover, PA 530 3.04 3.62 $36.49 $75,910
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 190 2.76 3.28 $24.62 $51,200
Rapid City, SD 160 2.70 3.21 $31.05 $64,590
Jefferson City, MO 190 2.59 3.08 $28.65 $59,590
St. Cloud, MN 250 2.57 3.06 $26.76 $55,670