Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
133,040 2.6 % $24.96 $51,920 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.28 $16.88 $24.72 $32.90 $36.80
Annual Wage (2) $27,620 $35,110 $51,410 $68,430 $76,540


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 70,860 12.25 $27.56 $57,310
Building Equipment Contractors 22,430 1.35 $22.35 $46,490
Utility System Construction 15,080 3.59 $18.96 $39,430
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 10,040 13.57 $20.99 $43,660
Other Telecommunications 3,610 3.38 $29.16 $60,650

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 10,040 13.57 $20.99 $43,660
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 70,860 12.25 $27.56 $57,310
Satellite Telecommunications 1,080 9.24 $28.54 $59,370
Utility System Construction 15,080 3.59 $18.96 $39,430
Other Telecommunications 3,610 3.38 $29.16 $60,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $39.59 $82,350
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 250 0.25 $30.52 $63,470
Other Telecommunications 3,610 3.38 $29.16 $60,650
Office Administrative Services 70 0.02 $28.86 $60,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 970 0.24 $28.58 $59,450


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 16,010 1.87 1.84 $32.02 $66,600
California 15,070 1.05 1.03 $27.94 $58,120
Texas 14,250 1.35 1.32 $23.53 $48,950
New Jersey 7,110 1.88 1.84 $28.09 $58,420
Pennsylvania 6,750 1.21 1.18 $26.76 $55,670




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)
New Jersey 7,110 1.88 1.84 $28.09 $58,420
New York 16,010 1.87 1.84 $32.02 $66,600
Massachusetts 5,530 1.73 1.69 $30.42 $63,270
Virginia 5,960 1.66 1.62 $24.60 $51,170
Rhode Island 720 1.60 1.56 $29.60 $61,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 430 1.34 1.31 $32.42 $67,430
New York 16,010 1.87 1.84 $32.02 $66,600
Massachusetts 5,530 1.73 1.69 $30.42 $63,270
District of Columbia 230 0.35 0.34 $29.81 $62,010
Rhode Island 720 1.60 1.56 $29.60 $61,570





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 10,080 1.95 1.91 $32.44 $67,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,320 1.91 1.87 $17.65 $36,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,170 1.08 1.06 $26.57 $55,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,800 1.44 1.41 $24.05 $50,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,460 1.48 1.45 $26.30 $54,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,450 1.65 1.61 $21.10 $43,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,010 1.76 1.72 $30.40 $63,220
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,000 2.45 2.40 $33.61 $69,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,790 1.53 1.50 $27.71 $57,650
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.46 2.41 $29.73 $61,830




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 150 3.57 3.50 $23.71 $49,320
Williamsport, PA 170 3.23 3.16 $32.00 $66,570
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 370 2.93 2.87 $23.23 $48,320
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 440 2.80 2.75 $28.54 $59,360
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 180 2.79 2.74 $20.30 $42,220
Salisbury, MD 140 2.68 2.62 $25.35 $52,730
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 340 2.53 2.48 $22.48 $46,750
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.46 2.41 $29.73 $61,830
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,000 2.45 2.40 $33.61 $69,900
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,270 2.33 2.28 $27.37 $56,920