Electricians and Linemen

Occupation (2642) - 2021-Q1

  • 285k, Workforce
  • $6.09k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 42.8, Average age
  • 37, Weekly hours worked
  • 4.69, Weekly days worked
  • 7.28%, Workforce with second job
  • 49.4%, Informal Workforce
  • 10.7, Average years of Schooling

About Electricians and Linemen

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The workforce of Electricians and Linemen during first quarter of 2021 was 285k people, whose salary averaged $6.09k MX working around 37 hours per week.

The average age of Electricians and Linemen was 42.8 years. The workforce was distributed in 99.5% men with an average salary of $6.04k MX and, 0.49% women with average salary of $16.4k MX.

The best average salaries received by Electricians and Linemen were in Nayarit ($11.8k MX), Nuevo León ($10.8k MX), and Coahuila de Zaragoza ($10.5k MX) while the workforce was larger in Estado de México (45.7k), Jalisco (27.8k), and Ciudad de México (22.7k).

In terms of industries, the best average salaries were in Automotive Repair and Maintenance ($20k MX), General Hospital ($16.3k MX), and Chemical Industry ($10.8k MX), while the workforce was concentrated on Building Equipment Contractors (140k), Residential Building Construction (13.4k), and Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance (10.2k).

0.036% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $2.58k MX and 100% to men with an average salary of $4.26k MX.

At the level of states, Chiapas had the highest percentage of informal workers with 84.3% corresponding to 3.97k from 4.71k workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Baja California Sur with a 5.97% corresponding to 233 from 3.9k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 285k, Workforce 2021-Q1
  • $6.09k MX, Average monthly salary 2021-Q1

At first quarter of 2021, the people who worked as Electricians and Linemen were 285k being a 8.34% higher than the fourth quarter of 2020. (263k).

In the same period, an average salary of $6.09k MX was observed, registering a drop of 0.84%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 ($6.14k MX).

Workforce by State

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Top 1 Workforce 2021-Q1: 45.7k, Estado de México

Greater Increase in Workforce 2019-Q4/ 2021-Q1: 14.8k, Estado de México

Greater Decrease in Workforce 2019-Q4 / 2021-Q1: 7.19k, Ciudad de México

The states with the highest number of Electricians and Linemen during the first quarter of 2021 were Estado de México (45.7k), Jalisco (27.8k), and Ciudad de México (22.7k)

Comparing the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the main positive variations occurred in Estado de México and Tabasco with an increase of 14.8k (47.9%) and 6.99k (95.8%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Ciudad de México and Nuevo León with a decrease of 7.19k (24.1%) and 5.04k (36.9%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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Top 1 Average Salary 2021-Q1: $11.8k MX, Nayarit

Greater Salary Increase 2020-Q1 / 2021-Q1: $2.9k MX, Tamaulipas

Greater Salary Decrease 2020-Q1 / 2021-Q1: $4.39k MX, San Luis Potosí

The states with the best average salaries for Electricians and Linemen during first quarter of 2021 were Nayarit ($11.8k MX), Nuevo León ($10.8k MX), and Coahuila de Zaragoza ($10.5k MX)

Comparing the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, the positive salary growth was higher in Tamaulipas and Yucatán with an increase of $2.9k MX (51.8%) and $2.89k MX (63.7%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en San Luis Potosí and Chihuahua with a decrease of $4.39k MX (73.9%) and $3.84k MX (35.9%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2021-Q1: 42.8, Men

At first quarter of 2021, the male workforce in Electricians and Linemen represented the 99.5% of the employed population and women 0.49%. The male and female workforce was higher in the age group 35 to 44 years (90.8k men and 742 women).

The highest average salary was $7.13k MX received by men from 35 to 44 years, while the lowest average salary was $3.3k MX received by men from 65 to 74 years.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Average Salary and Workforce by Gender and Schooling Years

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Average Schooling in Years (2021-Q1): 10.7, Men

At first quarter of 2021 the male workforce in Electricians and Linemen was higher in the educational segment with 10 to 12 years of schooling (125k), while the female workforce was higher in the educational segment with 16 to 18 years of schooling (638).

The highest average salary was $6.71k MX received by men with 10 to 12 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $4.76k MX received by men with 7 to 9 years of schooling.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Workforce and Salaries Distribution by Industries

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The visualization shows the distribution of Electricians and Linemen in different industries and economic sectors.

At first quarter of 2021, the workforce was higher in Building Equipment Contractors (61.8%), Residential Building Construction (5.92%), and Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance (4.5%).

In the same period, the best average salaries were received in Automotive Repair and Maintenance ($20k MX), General Hospital ($16.3k MX), and Chemical Industry ($10.8k MX).

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2021-Q1

  • 49.4%, Electricians and Linemen
  • 55.1%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the first quarter of 2021, the labor informality of Electricians and Linemen reached a 49.4%, which implied an increase from 4.29 percentage points compared to the fourth quarter of 2020  (45.1%) and an increase from 4.55 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year (44.9%).

The labor informality of this occupation was lower than informality at the country level in 5.64 percentage points during the first quarter of 2021.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 84.3%, Chiapas

Less Labor Informality: 5.97 %, Baja California Sur

At first quarter of 2021, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Electricians and Linemen were Chiapas (84.3%), San Luis Potosí (83.4%), and Oaxaca (70.8%).

The states with the lowest informality rate were Querétaro (20.7%), Aguascalientes (10.7%), and Baja California Sur (5.97%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Electricians and Linemen during the first quarter of 2021 was higher in the age group with 35 to 44 years concentrating 91.5k workers of which 55.7% corresponds to formal employment (51k) and 44.3% to informal employment (40.5k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 10 to 12 years of schooling concentrating 125k workers of which 50.4%  corresponds to formal employment (62.9k) and 49.6% corresponds to informal employment (62k).