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Transportation Electrical Installers

Transportation electrical installers perform tasks such as installing, adjusting and maintaining mobile electronic communication equipment including sonar, sound, navigation and surveillance equipment utilized in vehicles, watercraft and trains.

Some sample job titles include marine electrician, critical systems technician, electronic bench technician, radio technician and locomotive electrician.

Responsibilities

  • Show customers how the equipment is used
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs are done
  • Inspect and test electrical equipment and systems to find and diagnose malfunctions
  • Install electrical cables, power sources and new fuses when required
  • Install frameworks and conduit to support and connect wiring, control panels and junction boxes
  • Test newly installed equipment

Job Characteristics

Transportation electrical installers may have to lift heavy equipment. They typically work indoors in well-lighted and well-ventilated repair shops. They should be detailed oriented, have good color perception and eyesight.

Employment Outlook

The employment growth rate for electrical and electronics installers and repairers of transportation equipment is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow by 4 percent which is slower than average for all occupations.

In 2006 the median hourly wage for electrical and electronics installers and repairers of transportation equipment was $20.72. The highest paid 10 percent earned over $28.78 per hour.

Candidates with certification, an associate degree in electronics and related experience will have the best job opportunities. Those with certification may receive additional responsibilities and higher pay. Those with leadership abilities may become supervisors. In 2006 there were an estimated 21,000 people employed in electrical and electronics installers and repairers of transportation equipment jobs.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Employers often prefer applicants with an associate degree in electronics and professional certification is often necessary. Various professional and educational organizations provide certification. Typically candidates must pass an exam demonstrating their level of expertise.

Resources

Major Employers

Some of the top employers are shipyards, the maritime industry, electrical and electronic equipment installation services companies, rapid transit systems and railroads.

Schools for Transportation Electrical Installers And Repairers are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
San Francisco 500 $79,040
Oakland 500 $79,040
Hayward 500 $79,040
Anaheim 410 $74,650
Long Beach 410 $74,650
Los Angeles 410 $74,650
San Diego 220 $58,690
Carlsbad 220 $58,690
Ontario 190 $56,520
San Bernardino 190 $56,520
Riverside 190 $56,520
Sunnyvale 90 $86,750
Santa Clara 90 $86,750
San Jose 90 $86,750
Arden 40 $78,720
Arcade 40 $78,720
Sacramento 40 $78,720
Roseville 40 $78,720
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 80 $58,700
West Hartford 80 $58,700
Hartford 80 $58,700
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Lauderdale 390 $56,850
West Palm Beach 390 $56,850
Miami 390 $56,850
Jacksonville 50 $65,200
Sanford N/A $46,830
Orlando N/A $46,830
Kissimmee N/A $46,830
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 100 $43,620
Sandy Springs 100 $43,620
Atlanta 100 $43,620
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 50 $53,320
Metairie 40 $46,650
New Orleans 40 $46,650
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson 80 $63,260
Columbia 80 $63,260
Baltimore 80 $63,260
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn N/A $49,110
Warren N/A $49,110
Detroit N/A $49,110
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pascagoula 40 $45,180
Biloxi 40 $45,180
Gulfport 40 $45,180
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Reno 130 $70,780
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cleveland 80 $47,830
Elyria 80 $47,830
Columbus N/A $49,730
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh N/A $46,630
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 70 N/A
Carolina 70 N/A
San Juan 70 N/A
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin N/A $41,680
Murfreesboro N/A $41,680
Davidson N/A $41,680
Nashville N/A $41,680
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
The Woodlands 400 $65,710
Sugar Land 400 $65,710
Houston 400 $65,710
Arlington 190 $57,280
Fort Worth 190 $57,280
Dallas 190 $57,280
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bellevue 270 $58,070
Tacoma 270 $58,070
Seattle 270 $58,070

Most Popular Industries for :
Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Railroad 3,890 27% $47,040
Government 2,360 16% $55,150
Automotive And Vehicle Manufacturing 1,950 13% $39,950
Durable Goods Wholesale 1,710 12% $42,450
Maintenance And Repair 1,640 11% $39,940
Applicance Stores 1,010 7% $36,840
Auto And Auto Parts Dealers 730 5% $31,860
Transportation Support Services 520 3% $45,790
Office Services And Staffing 180 1% $51,540
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We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Transportation Electrical Installers and Repairers.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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