Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


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)
148,930 2.6 % $24.68 $51,330 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.21 $17.00 $24.87 $32.37 $36.01
Annual Wage (2) $27,480 $35,350 $51,720 $67,320 $74,890


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 79,260 13.43 $26.81 $55,760
Building Equipment Contractors 21,920 1.34 $21.01 $43,710
Utility System Construction 15,200 3.83 $19.25 $40,050
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 12,280 15.58 $21.58 $44,890
Other Telecommunications 4,940 4.30 $28.59 $59,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 12,280 15.58 $21.58 $44,890
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 79,260 13.43 $26.81 $55,760
Satellite Telecommunications 1,110 7.11 $28.67 $59,620
Other Telecommunications 4,940 4.30 $28.59 $59,460
Utility System Construction 15,200 3.83 $19.25 $40,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronics and Appliance Stores (8) (8) $29.97 $62,340
Satellite Telecommunications 1,110 7.11 $28.67 $59,620
Other Telecommunications 4,940 4.30 $28.59 $59,460
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $27.91 $58,040
Business Support Services 50 0.01 $27.18 $56,540


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)
New York 18,720 2.22 1.91 $31.51 $65,550
California 16,760 1.19 1.03 $26.07 $54,220
Texas 15,930 1.55 1.33 $23.09 $48,030
Pennsylvania 8,190 1.48 1.27 $26.94 $56,030
Massachusetts 7,760 2.46 2.12 $29.92 $62,240




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)
Massachusetts 7,760 2.46 2.12 $29.92 $62,240
New York 18,720 2.22 1.91 $31.51 $65,550
Rhode Island 960 2.14 1.84 $29.79 $61,960
Virginia 6,470 1.82 1.57 $23.32 $48,500
Maryland 4,340 1.75 1.51 $26.60 $55,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 18,720 2.22 1.91 $31.51 $65,550
Alaska 400 1.28 1.11 $30.19 $62,790
Massachusetts 7,760 2.46 2.12 $29.92 $62,240
Rhode Island 960 2.14 1.84 $29.79 $61,960
Vermont 460 1.57 1.35 $28.35 $58,970





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 11,410 2.25 1.94 $32.10 $66,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,590 1.46 1.26 $24.82 $51,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,680 2.79 2.40 $30.08 $62,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,620 2.26 1.95 $21.86 $45,460
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,130 3.42 2.94 $31.73 $66,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,070 1.82 1.57 $16.64 $34,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,060 1.59 1.37 $24.01 $49,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,770 1.63 1.41 $24.92 $51,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,080 1.70 1.46 $27.77 $57,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.65 0.56 $23.99 $49,900




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)
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 350 8.04 6.92 $29.10 $60,520
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 410 3.63 3.13 $27.47 $57,140
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,130 3.42 2.94 $31.73 $66,000
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 180 3.41 2.94 $24.60 $51,160
Yuba City, CA 110 3.03 2.61 $25.55 $53,150
Fond du Lac, WI 120 2.87 2.47 $20.70 $43,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,680 2.79 2.40 $30.08 $62,580
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 410 2.64 2.28 $27.27 $56,730
Worcester, MA-CT 630 2.63 2.27 $32.94 $68,520
Lubbock, TX 310 2.53 2.18 $23.31 $48,490