Electric power generation, transmission & distribution

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Workforce

394k

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

44.5

Estimated Job Growth

0.2%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$87,296

Average Male Salary

$91,805

Average Female Salary

$71,871

About

The top three occupations in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group are Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Miscellaneous managers, Electricians, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers. On average, full-time employees in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group work 44.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $88,871. Part-time employees in the same industry work 19.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $37,839.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group are Soddy-Daisy City PUMA, TN, Goodyear, Glendale (West) & Litchfield Park (Northwest) Cities PUMA, AZ, and Oswego County PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group. Electrical powerline installers & repairers are the most common position, but the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Electric power generation, transmission & distribution goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

394k

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 689k

5.26%

1 Year Growth

± 4.02%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 394k people employed in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 5.26%, , from 654k people in 2016 to 689k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Electric power generation, transmission & distribution by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Electrical powerline installers & repairers represent the largest share of positions held in Electric power generation, transmission & distribution at 11.4%, followed by Miscellaneous managers with 7.62% and Electricians with 6.39%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group, by number of employees, are Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Miscellaneous managers, Electricians, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution employs an unusually high number of Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, and Meter readers, utilities.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Environmental engineers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$87,296

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,773

On average, employees in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group make $87,296 per year. This number makes Electric power generation, transmission & distribution the 21 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.319

WAGE GINI

Electric power generation, transmission & distribution has a wage GINI of 0.319, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Electric power generation, transmission & distribution (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $91,805 and $71,871. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

156k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±9.69k

533k

MALE WORKFORCE

±17.9k

77.4% of workers in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$91,805

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$2,057

$71,871

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$3,280

On average, Male workers in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group make 1.28 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group earn 1.05 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Mining has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Electric power generation, transmission & distribution is from Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Mining Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.5%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

1.5%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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