Electrical powerline installers & repairers

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Total Workforce

109k

Average Age

39.2

Estimated Job Growth

13.9%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$78,454

Average Male Salary

$78,851

Average Female Salary

$48,939

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 $78,454 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical powerline installers & repairers by wage are Locomotive engineers & operators, Emergency management directors, and Detectives & criminal investigators.

Electrical powerline installers & repairers are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical powerline installers & repairers are Springfield City PUMA, IL, Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE, and Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE, Springfield City PUMA, IL, and Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Jefferson & Marion Counties PUMA, IL.

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 & gas, and other combinations. Electrical powerline installers & repairers are paid most in Grafton & Coos Counties PUMA, NH but are relatively concentrated in Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$78,454

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,489

In 2017, Electrical powerline installers & repairers earned an average of $78,454, $26,389 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Detectives & criminal investigators make somewhat more than Electrical powerline installers & repairers while Locomotive engineers & operators 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

0.307

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Electrical powerline installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.307, 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Electrical powerline installers & repairers

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electrical powerline installers & repairers, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Executive offices & legislative bodies, and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Industries by Share

109k

2017 Workforce

± 8,098

-4.66%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.9%

The number of people employed as Electrical powerline installers & repairers has been declining at a rate of -4.66%, from 114,181 people in 2016 to 108,865 people in 2017.

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  71.9%, followed by Construction with 16.4% and Electric & gas, and other combinations with 5%.

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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 39.1 and of female Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical powerline installers & repairers is White.

Gender Composition

107k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,044

1.45k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 934

98.7% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

89% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.51% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Black 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

39.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.905

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 10.4

The median age of Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 2.9 years younger 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 Education but a relatively high number of Electrical powerline installers & repairers hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Electrical powerline installers & repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Electrical powerline installers & repairers are expected to see a growth of 13.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

13.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Electrical powerline installers & repairers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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