Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

General Information

Description

Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of electrical and electronics installers and repairers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 9,600 openings for electrical and electronics installers and repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$85,340

State-by-state Salary

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$114,820
$60,130
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 50%
  • Associate's degree 27%
  • Some college 11%
  • High school 8%
  • Bachelor's degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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