Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

All communications equipment operators not listed separately.


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)
2,010 4.1 % $20.19 $41,990 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.67 $15.15 $19.39 $24.79 $28.58
Annual Wage (2) $26,360 $31,510 $40,330 $51,570 $59,440


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $21.08 $43,840
State Government (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.05 $43,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 330 0.01 $18.49 $38,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 200 0.00 $23.50 $48,880
Business Support Services 100 0.01 $12.56 $26,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.05 $43,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $21.08 $43,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 330 0.01 $18.49 $38,450
Business Support Services 100 0.01 $12.56 $26,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 200 0.00 $23.50 $48,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 200 (7) $23.50 $48,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $21.08 $43,840
State Government (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.05 $43,780
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $19.59 $40,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 330 0.01 $18.49 $38,450


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)
Georgia 220 0.05 3.72 $20.50 $42,650
California 220 0.01 0.98 $19.69 $40,950
Florida 220 0.03 1.90 $15.87 $33,000
Illinois 100 0.02 1.22 $24.35 $50,660
Texas 60 0.01 0.37 $18.89 $39,280



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)
West Virginia 40 0.06 3.98 $19.34 $40,220
Georgia 220 0.05 3.72 $20.50 $42,650
Iowa 60 0.04 2.50 $18.20 $37,860
Nebraska 30 0.03 2.25 $20.53 $42,700
Florida 220 0.03 1.90 $15.87 $33,000



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 30 0.00 0.26 $24.77 $51,530
Illinois 100 0.02 1.22 $24.35 $50,660
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $23.28 $48,420
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 0.53 $22.25 $46,290
Nebraska 30 0.03 2.25 $20.53 $42,700




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.05 3.14 $23.73 $49,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.77 $25.78 $53,620
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 2.00 $25.76 $53,580



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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.05 3.14 $23.73 $49,360
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 2.00 $25.76 $53,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.77 $25.78 $53,620



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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.77 $25.78 $53,620
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 2.00 $25.76 $53,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.05 3.14 $23.73 $49,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.04 $37,530
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.30 $33,910


About May 2015 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016