Electrical powerline installers & repairers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
118k
Average Age
39.4
Estimated Job Growth
1.65%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$83,933
Average Male Salary
$84,406
Average Female Salary
$55,303

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 $83,933 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical powerline installers & repairers by wage are Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Atmospheric & space scientists, and Public relations specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical powerline installers & repairers are Independence, Cleburne, Van Buren, Sharp, Izard, Stone & Fulton Counties PUMA, AR, Jackson County PUMA, MI, and Davidson County PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are Independence, Cleburne, Van Buren, Sharp, Izard, Stone & Fulton Counties PUMA, AR, Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV, and Cullman & Winston Counties PUMA, AL.

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 Washtenaw County (West, Northeast & Southeast) PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Independence, Cleburne, Van Buren, Sharp, Izard, Stone & Fulton Counties PUMA, AR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$83,933
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,600

In 2020, Electrical powerline installers & repairers earned an average of $83,933, $27,979 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Market research analysts & marketing specialists make somewhat more than Electrical powerline installers & repairers while Atmospheric & space scientists 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

0.291
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Electrical powerline installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.291, 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

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 Rail transportation.

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Industries by Share

118k
2020 Workforce
± 8,431
3.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.87%

The number of people employed as Electrical powerline installers & repairers has been growing at a rate of 3.2%, from 114,350 people in 2019 to 118,014 people in 2020.

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 16.5% and Electric & gas, and other combinations with 3.58%.

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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 39.4 and of female Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 38, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical powerline installers & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

116k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,362
1.92k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,075

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

79.3% of Electrical powerline installers & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.49% 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 Sex

39.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.881
38
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7

The median age of Electrical powerline installers & repairers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 1.43 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 Engineering Technologies.

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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