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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Industry profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

National estimates for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,070 3.2 % $ 39.98 $ 83,150 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 26.29 $ 33.09 $ 41.03 $ 47.78 $ 52.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 54,680 $ 68,820 $ 85,340 $ 99,390 $ 110,110


Industry profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,090 3.97 $ 41.33 $ 85,970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,860 0.05 $ 38.24 $ 79,550
Utility System Construction 550 0.10 $ 35.20 $ 73,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises 530 0.02 $ 34.99 $ 72,780
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 380 0.02 $ 43.41 $ 90,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,090 3.97 $ 41.33 $ 85,970
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 190 0.63 $ 39.61 $ 82,390
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 50 0.40 $ 38.25 $ 79,550
Natural Gas Distribution 250 0.23 $ 44.99 $ 93,570
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 180 0.13 $ 31.80 $ 66,140

Top paying industries for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 250 0.23 $ 44.99 $ 93,570
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 380 0.02 $ 43.41 $ 90,300
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 340 0.02 $ 42.03 $ 87,430
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 15,090 3.97 $ 41.33 $ 85,970
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 190 0.63 $ 39.61 $ 82,390


Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,070 0.35 2.13 $ 41.77 $ 86,880
Texas 2,110 0.17 1.05 $ 34.07 $ 70,870
California 1,160 0.07 0.43 $ 46.17 $ 96,040
Michigan 1,080 0.28 1.66 $ 42.50 $ 88,390
Pennsylvania 1,000 0.18 1.09 $ 37.29 $ 77,550




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 910 0.48 2.89 $ 41.18 $ 85,640
Louisiana 710 0.39 2.36 $ 32.06 $ 66,690
West Virginia 240 0.37 2.22 $ 37.16 $ 77,290
Oklahoma 560 0.36 2.17 $ 32.09 $ 66,750
New York 3,070 0.35 2.13 $ 41.77 $ 86,880




Top paying states for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 110 0.18 1.11 $ 53.38 $ 111,040
Oregon 110 0.06 0.36 $ 49.72 $ 103,430
Minnesota 280 0.10 0.61 $ 47.30 $ 98,380
California 1,160 0.07 0.43 $ 46.17 $ 96,040
Washington 230 0.07 0.44 $ 46.03 $ 95,740





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,850 0.32 1.94 $ 42.22 $ 87,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 890 0.30 1.80 $ 34.59 $ 71,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 600 0.20 1.19 $ 41.11 $ 85,500
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 490 0.28 1.66 $ 42.70 $ 88,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 450 0.10 0.62 $ 41.20 $ 85,700
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 0.82 4.94 $ 42.63 $ 88,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.14 0.85 $ 45.45 $ 94,550
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.13 0.76 $ 39.53 $ 82,220
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.64 3.87 $ 36.62 $ 76,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 290 0.08 0.50 $ 30.96 $ 64,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Owensboro, KY 70 1.41 8.48 $ 39.49 $ 82,150
Hattiesburg, MS 70 1.18 7.14 $ 36.08 $ 75,050
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 140 0.96 5.80 $ 37.19 $ 77,360
Syracuse, NY 230 0.82 4.97 $ 43.76 $ 91,030
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 0.82 4.94 $ 42.63 $ 88,680
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.74 4.49 $ 44.52 $ 92,600
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.64 3.87 $ 36.62 $ 76,160
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 80 0.50 3.00 $ 40.50 $ 84,230
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.44 2.67 $ 54.52 $ 113,410
Charlottesville, VA 40 0.37 2.24 $ 44.29 $ 92,120




Top paying metropolitan areas for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.44 2.67 $ 54.52 $ 113,410
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.26 $ 53.68 $ 111,660
Anchorage, AK 40 0.22 1.34 $ 53.59 $ 111,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 130 0.02 0.14 $ 52.55 $ 109,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 0.57 $ 48.58 $ 101,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.14 0.86 $ 48.35 $ 100,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 150 0.08 0.47 $ 48.01 $ 99,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.03 0.20 $ 47.29 $ 98,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 0.46 $ 46.96 $ 97,680
Utica-Rome, NY (8) (8) (8) $ 46.76 $ 97,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.26 7.62 $ 34.24 $ 71,220
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.90 11.44 $ 43.70 $ 90,890
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.99 5.97 $ 40.23 $ 83,680
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 5.60 $ 34.42 $ 71,600
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.21 1.28 $ 40.44 $ 84,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.90 11.44 $ 43.70 $ 90,890
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.26 7.62 $ 34.24 $ 71,220
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.99 5.97 $ 40.23 $ 83,680
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 5.60 $ 34.42 $ 71,600
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 3.62 $ 49.33 $ 102,600

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.75 $ 50.93 $ 105,940
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 3.62 $ 49.33 $ 102,600
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.70 $ 48.95 $ 101,810
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 44.72 $ 93,020
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 44.59 $ 92,750


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021