Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-4013 Radio Operators

Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment. Excludes "Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs" (49-2021).


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)
1,280 8.1 % $20.79 $43,240 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.03 $14.28 $20.23 $26.67 $33.92
Annual Wage (2) $18,780 $29,710 $42,080 $55,470 $70,560


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $24.34 $50,630
State Government (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $21.43 $44,580
Radio and Television Broadcasting 310 0.14 $15.01 $31,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 310 0.14 $15.01 $31,220
State Government (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $21.43 $44,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $24.34 $50,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $24.34 $50,630
State Government (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $21.43 $44,580
Coal Mining (8) (8) $16.56 $34,440
Radio and Television Broadcasting 310 0.14 $15.01 $31,220


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)
Massachusetts 200 0.06 6.27 $23.12 $48,090
District of Columbia 150 0.23 22.91 $24.75 $51,470
Minnesota 140 0.05 5.32 $22.94 $47,720
Ohio 60 0.01 1.28 $19.04 $39,590
Michigan 60 0.02 1.65 $24.23 $50,390




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)
District of Columbia 150 0.23 22.91 $24.75 $51,470
Massachusetts 200 0.06 6.27 $23.12 $48,090
Minnesota 140 0.05 5.32 $22.94 $47,720
Michigan 60 0.02 1.65 $24.23 $50,390
Ohio 60 0.01 1.28 $19.04 $39,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 150 0.23 22.91 $24.75 $51,470
Michigan 60 0.02 1.65 $24.23 $50,390
California 40 0.00 0.31 $23.60 $49,080
Massachusetts 200 0.06 6.27 $23.12 $48,090
Minnesota 140 0.05 5.32 $22.94 $47,720





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 7.79 $26.61 $55,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 9.29 $24.74 $51,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 4.89 $23.80 $49,500




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 9.29 $24.74 $51,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 7.79 $26.61 $55,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 4.89 $23.80 $49,500




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 7.79 $26.61 $55,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 9.29 $24.74 $51,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 4.89 $23.80 $49,500


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013