Electrical powerline installers & repairers

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2019 Workforce
117k
Average Age
38.6
Estimated Job Growth
1.65%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$83,288
Average Male Salary
$83,724
Average Female Salary
$37,253

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 $83,288 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical powerline installers & repairers by wage are Urban & regional planners, Radiation therapists, and Credit counselors & loan officers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical powerline installers & repairers are Eastern Plains Region PUMA, CO, Barron, Polk, Clark & Chippewa (North) Counties PUMA, WI, and Saginaw County PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are Eastern Plains Region PUMA, CO, Barron, Polk, Clark & Chippewa (North) Counties PUMA, WI, and Tuscola, Sanilac & Huron Counties PUMA, MI.

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 Eastern Plains Region PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$83,288
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,557

In 2019, Electrical powerline installers & repairers earned an average of $83,288, $27,764 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Urban & regional planners make somewhat more than Electrical powerline installers & repairers while Radiation therapists 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

0.292
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Electrical powerline installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.292, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electrical powerline installers & repairers, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Not specified utilities.

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Industries by Share

117k
2019 Workforce
± 8,401
4.67%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.8%

The number of people employed as Electrical powerline installers & repairers has been growing at a rate of 4.67%, from 111,959 people in 2018 to 117,190 people in 2019.

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  73.6%, followed by Construction with 17.2% and Electric & gas, and other combinations with 2.1%.

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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 38.6 and of female Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 37.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical powerline installers & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

116k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,362
1.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 814

99.1% 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

77.9% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.66% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers, White (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

38.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.894
37.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.03

The median age of Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 38.6, and Male employees are generally 1.26 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 Agriculture.

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 Critical Thinking, Operation Monitoring, 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers are expected to see a growth of 1.65% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers.
1.65%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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