Electrical power-line installers and repairers
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Overview
Line installers and repairers, also known as line workers, install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for electrical power-line installers and repairers are expected to grow by 14%, and should have about 11,800 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Electrical power-line installers and repairers are less likely to be automated than 75% of other careers.
Workforce size
Electrical power-line installers and repairers, with 120,900 workers, form a larger workforce than 69% of careers.
Education
Only 6% of electrical power-line installers and repairers have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by electrical power-line installers and repairers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
Fewer electrical power-line installers and repairers have bachelor's degrees than 79% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for electrical power-line installers and repairers is higher than 78% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most electrical power-line installers and repairers.
This job's median $71KAll jobs' median $39K$71K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 1% of electrical power-line installers and repairers -- that's a smaller percentage than 97% of other jobs.
Gender of electrical power-line installers and repairers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For electrical power-line installers and repairers, the median men's salary was 30% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 11% of electrical power-line installers and repairers are minority, and 6% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of electrical power-line installers and repairers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (6%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 70% of electrical power-line installers and repairers, and 84% have company-sponsored health insurance (9% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for electrical power-line installers and repairers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of electrical power-line installers and repairers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (88%)
  • Exposed to High Places (82%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions (81%)
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings (70%)
  • Consequence of Error (64%)
  • Exposed to Contaminants (63%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment (63%)
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (43%)
  • Time Pressure (35%)
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (32%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do electrical power-line installers and repairers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for electrical power-line installers and repairers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers (BLS Salary Data)
$71K$0$50K$100K$150K
Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. We first show the full salary distribution for all electrical power-line installers and repairers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for electrical power-line installers and repairers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers (ACS Salary Data)
$70K$0$50K$100K$150K
Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where electrical power-line installers and repairers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Electrical power-line installers and repairers (ACS)
Private for-profit (78.3%)
Private not-for-profit (6.4%)
Local government (10.5%)
State government (1.9%)
Federal government (1.1%)
Self-employed incorporated (0.5%)
Self-employed not incorporated (1.4%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of electrical power-line installers and repairers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses.
$70K$68K$72K$73K$74K$31K$46K$0$50,000$100,000$150,000Self-employed not incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of electrical power-line installers and repairers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS.
$71K$91K$64K$72K$83K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000$120,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for electrical power-line installers and repairers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Electrical power-line installers and repairers and gender

With 1% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 97% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Electrical power-line installers and repairers
Men (99%)
Women (1%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median (middle) salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%, and the difference for electrical power-line installers and repairers tops that, with the median salary for men 30% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$54K$70K$0$50K$100K$150KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Electrical power-line installers and repairers have one of the higher percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job even higher than that for 79% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of electrical power-line installers and repairers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a smaller percentage of minority electrical power-line installers and repairers than for 88% of other careers. As with minority workers, there is also a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of electrical power-line installers and repairers
White (87% )
Black (7% )
Other (2% )
Multiracial (2% )
American Indian (1% )
Asian (1% )
Hispanic (0% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
6%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

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Distribution: Salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers by nativity
$43K$72K$0$50K$100K$150KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by electrical power-line installers and repairers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electrical power-line installers and repairers typically hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as electrical power-line installers and repairers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for electrical power-line installers and repairers.

Education attained by electrical power-line installers and repairers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for electrical power-line installers and repairers

Most companies require line installers and repairers to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Employers prefer candidates with basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. In addition, technical knowledge of electricity or electronics obtained through military service, vocational programs, or community colleges can also be helpful.

Many community colleges offer programs in telecommunications, electronics, or electricity. Some programs work with local companies to offer 1-year certificates that emphasize hands-on fieldwork.

More advanced 2-year associate’s degree programs provide students with a broad knowledge of the technology used in telecommunications and electrical utilities. These programs offer courses in electricity, electronics, fiber optics, and microwave transmission.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for electrical power-line installers and repairers

Although not mandatory, certification for line installers and repairers is also available from several associations. For example, the Electrical Training ALLIANCE offers certification for line installers and repairers in several specialty areas.

In addition, The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) offers two levels of fiber optic certification for telecommunications line installers and repairers.

Workers who drive heavy company vehicles usually need a commercial driver’s license.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for electrical power-line installers and repairers? Below we see the distribution of electrical power-line installers and repairers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as electrical power-line installers and repairers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$42K$64K$76K$76K$72K$0$50K$100K$150KNone (4%)High School (41%)Some College (34%)Associate's Degree (15%)Bachelor's Degree (5%)
Certificate/degree pathways

The Department of Education recommends the following college degree programs as preparation for this career. You can click a program row to learn more about the program and explore a list of schools that offer the program.

Program
Education
Education level of awarded degrees
Less than bachelor's
bachelor's degree
Higher than bachelor's
Gender
Gender of graduates
Men
Women
Race/Origin
Race/origin of graduates
White
Minority
International
Number of degrees awarded in 2017
Lineworker
1,813
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer
1,520
Specialized Study in Electrical and Power Transmission Installers
103
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for electrical power-line installers and repairers

What jobs will most electrical power-line installers and repairers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of electrical power-line installers and repairers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Electrical power-line installers and repairersElectriciansTelecommunications line installers and repairersConstruction laborersManagers (specialized areas)Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairersFirst-line supervisors of production and operating workersEngineering techniciansAutomotive service technicians and mechanicsFirst-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workersProduction workers
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for electrical power-line installers and repairers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 5 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as electrical power-line installers and repairers as well as 1% of respondents after working as electrical power-line installers and repairers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for electrical power-line installers and repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Construction laborers
153,300
$0$200K$30K
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
59,500
$0$200K$53K
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
23,700
$0$200K$52K
Telecommunications line installers and repairers
10,800
$0$200K$48K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for electrical power-line installers and repairers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as electrical power-line installers and repairers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of electrical power-line installers and repairers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for electrical power-line installers and repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
376,900
$0$200K$41K
1.6%
Construction laborers
153,300
$0$200K$30K
1.1%
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
16.1%
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
68,500
$0$200K$44K
1.5%
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
59,500
$0$200K$53K
1.4%
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
33,200
$0$200K$50K
1.6%
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers
32,700
$0$200K$44K
1.1%
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
23,700
$0$200K$52K
1.1%
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics
20,400
$0$200K$51K
1.2%
Electrical power-line installers and repairers
11,800
$0$200K$70K
46.3%
Telecommunications line installers and repairers
10,800
$0$200K$48K
2.3%
No occupation
6.3%
Read about electrical power-line installers and repairers
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Electrical power-line installers and repairers typically do the following:

  • Install, maintain, or repair the power lines that move electricity
  • Identify defective devices, voltage regulators, transformers, and switches
  • Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment
  • String power lines between poles, towers, and buildings
  • Climb poles and transmission towers and use truck-mounted buckets to get to equipment
  • Operate power equipment when installing and repairing poles, towers, and lines
  • Drive work vehicles to job sites
  • Follow safety standards and procedures

Telecommunications line installers and repairers typically do the following:

  • Install, maintain, or repair telecommunications equipment
  • Inspect or test lines or cables
  • Lay underground cable, including fiber optic lines, directly in trenches
  • Pull cables in underground conduit
  • Install aerial cables, including over lakes or across rivers
  • Operate power equipment when installing and repairing poles, towers, and lines
  • Drive work vehicles to job sites
  • Set up service for customers

A complex network of physical power lines and cables provides consumers with electricity, landline telephone communication, cable television, and Internet access. Line installers and repairers, also known as line workers, are responsible for installing and maintaining these networks.

Line installers and repairers can specialize in different areas depending on the type of network and industry in which they work:

Electrical power-line installers and repairers install and maintain the power grid—the network of power lines that moves electricity from generating plants to customers. They routinely work with high-voltage electricity, which requires extreme caution. The electrical current can range from hundreds of thousands of volts for long-distance transmission lines that make up the power grid to less than 10,000 volts for distribution lines that supply electricity to homes and businesses.

Line workers who maintain the interstate power grid work in crews that travel to locations throughout a large region to service transmission lines and towers. Workers employed by local utilities work mainly with lower voltage distribution lines, maintaining equipment such as transformers, voltage regulators, and switches. They also may work on traffic lights and street lights.

Telecommunications line installers and repairers install and maintain the lines and cables used by network communications companies. Depending on the service provided—local and long-distance telephone, cable television, or Internet—telecommunications companies use different types of cables, including fiber optic cables. Unlike metallic cables that carry electricity, fiber optic cables are made of glass and transmit signals using light. Working with fiber optics requires special skills, such as the ability to splice and terminate optical cables. In addition, workers use specialized equipment to test and troubleshoot cables and networking equipment.

Because these systems are complicated, many line workers also specialize by duty:

Line installers install new cable. They may work for construction contractors, utilities, or telecommunications companies. Workers generally start a new job by digging underground trenches or erecting utility poles and towers to carry the wires and cables. They use a variety of construction equipment, including digger derricks, which are trucks equipped with augers and cranes used to dig holes and set poles in place. Line installers also use trenchers, cable plows, and directional bore machines, which are used to cut openings in the earth to lay underground cables. Once the poles, towers, tunnels, or trenches are ready, workers install the new cable.

Line repairers are employed by utilities and telecommunications companies that maintain existing power and telecommunications lines. Maintenance needs may be identified in a variety of ways, including remote monitoring, aerial inspections, and by customer reports of service outages. Line repairers often must replace aging or outdated equipment, so many of these workers have installation duties in addition to their repair duties.

When a problem is reported, line repairers must identify the cause and fix it. This usually involves diagnostic testing using specialized equipment and repair work. To work on poles, line installers usually use bucket trucks to raise themselves to the top of the structure, although all line workers must be adept at climbing poles and towers when necessary. Workers use special safety equipment to keep them from falling when climbing utility poles and towers.

Storms and other natural disasters can cause extensive damage to power lines. When power is lost, line repairers must work quickly to restore service to customers.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of electrical power-line installers and repairers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Color vision
Workers who handle electrical wires and cables must distinguish colors because the wires and cables are often color coded.
Mechanical skills
Line installers and repairers must have the knowledge and skills to repair or replace complex electrical and telecommunications lines and equipment.
Physical stamina
Line installers and repairers often must climb poles and work at great heights with heavy tools and equipment. Therefore, installers and repairers need to work for long periods without tiring easily.
Physical strength
Line installers and repairers must be strong enough to lift heavy tools, cables, and equipment on a regular basis.
Teamwork
Because workers often rely on their fellow crew members for their safety, teamwork is critical.
Technical skills
Line installers use sophisticated diagnostic equipment on circuit breakers, switches, and transformers. They must be familiar with electrical systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.
Troubleshooting skills
Line installers and repairers must diagnose problems in increasingly complex electrical systems and telecommunication lines.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for electrical power-line installers and repairers was higher than 78% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for electrical power-line installers and repairers are anticipated to grow by 14% over the next decade; only 13% of jobs are predicted to grow more.

The projected employment for electrical power-line installers and repairers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most electrical power-line installers and repairers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as electrical power-line installers and repairers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

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Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
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BLS
Number of Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where electrical power-line installers and repairers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for electrical power-line installers and repairers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information.

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In-state comparisions
Median salary
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BLS
Median salary ratio: Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers to all workers (BLS)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which electrical power-line installers and repairers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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