Electrical powerline installers & repairers

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Total Workforce
112k
Average Age
40.3
Average Salary
$81,609
Average Male Salary
$82,009
Average Female Salary
$57,219

About

Electrical powerline installers & repairers are most often employed by the Electric power generation, transmission & distribution industry. The average yearly wage for Electrical powerline installers & repairers was $81,609 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical powerline installers & repairers by wage are Budget analysts, Environmental engineers, and Public relations specialists.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Electrical powerline installers & repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electric power generation, transmission & distribution is the industry that employs the most Electrical powerline installers & repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Electrical powerline installers & repairers, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Electrical powerline installers & repairers are paid most in Grafton & Coos Counties PUMA, NH but are relatively concentrated in Taney, Barry, Stone & McDonald Counties PUMA, MO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$81,609
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,482

In 2018, Electrical powerline installers & repairers earned an average of $81,609, $27,720 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Public relations specialists make somewhat more than Electrical powerline installers & repairers while Budget analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Electrical powerline installers & repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.296
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Electrical powerline installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.296, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Electrical powerline installers & repairers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Electrical powerline installers & repairers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Electrical powerline installers & repairers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Electrical powerline installers & repairers, by number of employees, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Construction, and Electric & gas, and other combinations.

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Industries by Share

112k
2018 Workforce
± 8,212
2.84%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.2%

The number of people employed as Electrical powerline installers & repairers has been growing at a rate of 2.84%, from 108,865 people in 2017 to 111,959 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Electrical powerline installers & repairers employed by various industries. Electric power generation, transmission & distribution employs the largest share of Electrical powerline installers & repairers at  72.9%, followed by Construction with 17.4% and Electric & gas, and other combinations with 3.02%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Electrical powerline installers & repairers in the US. The average age of male Electrical powerline installers & repairers in the workforce is 40.3 and of female Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical powerline installers & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

110k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,145
1.81k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,043

98.4% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Electrical powerline installers & repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Electrical powerline installers & repairers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

82.1% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.53% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Electrical powerline installers & repairers.

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Age by Gender

40.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.892
39.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.32

The median age of Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 1.15 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Electrical powerline installers & repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Electrical powerline installers & repairers is Business but a relatively high number of Electrical powerline installers & repairers hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Electrical powerline installers & repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical powerline installers & repairers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Critical Thinking, and Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Electrical powerline installers & repairers need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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