Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings. Excludes "Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers" (49-9052).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
199,240 1.5 % $25.42 $52,870 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.79 $19.28 $25.94 $31.81 $35.53
Annual Wage (2) $30,770 $40,090 $53,960 $66,170 $73,890


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 114,930 19.48 $26.08 $54,250
Building Equipment Contractors 21,760 1.33 $22.20 $46,180
Other Telecommunications 13,620 11.86 $28.79 $59,870
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 9,800 12.43 $23.96 $49,840
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 6,800 6.97 $20.35 $42,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 114,930 19.48 $26.08 $54,250
Satellite Telecommunications 2,130 13.70 $21.30 $44,310
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 9,800 12.43 $23.96 $49,840
Other Telecommunications 13,620 11.86 $28.79 $59,870
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 6,800 6.97 $20.35 $42,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.20 $36.50 $75,910
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $33.89 $70,490
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $32.42 $67,430
Office Administrative Services 390 0.10 $31.38 $65,270
Warehousing and Storage 330 0.05 $30.57 $63,590


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 27,050 1.93 1.24 $26.79 $55,730
Texas 18,100 1.76 1.13 $23.15 $48,160
Florida 16,770 2.35 1.51 $23.24 $48,330
New York 13,230 1.57 1.01 $29.56 $61,480
Illinois 8,880 1.59 1.03 $26.43 $54,980




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 930 2.97 1.91 $29.81 $62,010
Florida 16,770 2.35 1.51 $23.24 $48,330
Louisiana 3,980 2.17 1.39 $24.57 $51,120
Georgia 7,820 2.07 1.33 $25.30 $52,610
Alabama 3,530 1.95 1.26 $24.62 $51,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 230 0.52 0.33 $30.85 $64,160
Alaska 930 2.97 1.91 $29.81 $62,010
New York 13,230 1.57 1.01 $29.56 $61,480
Massachusetts 4,340 1.37 0.89 $29.56 $61,480
Colorado 3,970 1.82 1.17 $28.85 $60,010





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,590 1.50 0.97 $31.94 $66,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,280 1.90 1.23 $25.52 $53,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,900 2.88 1.86 $23.17 $48,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,860 1.63 1.05 $26.90 $55,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,420 2.43 1.56 $26.07 $54,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,290 1.42 0.92 $28.31 $58,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,140 1.23 0.79 $22.12 $46,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,890 2.34 1.51 $25.41 $52,850
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,880 2.39 1.54 $26.30 $54,700
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,880 3.57 2.30 $27.06 $56,270




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Manchester, NH 630 6.37 4.10 $28.74 $59,780
Anchorage, AK 790 4.67 3.01 $29.27 $60,870
Tyler, TX 410 4.53 2.92 $17.57 $36,540
Raleigh-Cary, NC 2,190 4.37 2.81 $19.66 $40,900
Medford, OR 310 4.15 2.67 $18.44 $38,350
Springfield, IL 400 3.74 2.41 $24.82 $51,620
Akron, OH 1,120 3.60 2.32 $25.35 $52,730
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,880 3.57 2.30 $27.06 $56,270
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,470 3.56 2.29 $25.50 $53,040
Elizabethtown, KY 160 3.55 2.29 $19.99 $41,590