Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
120,050 2.3 % $25.38 $52,790 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.54 $17.32 $25.30 $33.25 $37.20
Annual Wage (2) $28,160 $36,020 $52,630 $69,150 $77,370


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 66,680 11.15 $28.14 $58,530
Building Equipment Contractors 21,450 1.24 $21.74 $45,220
Utility System Construction 14,620 3.27 $19.96 $41,520
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 6,200 8.54 $22.44 $46,680
Employment Services 1,580 0.05 $23.29 $48,430

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 66,680 11.15 $28.14 $58,530
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 6,200 8.54 $22.44 $46,680
Utility System Construction 14,620 3.27 $19.96 $41,520
Satellite Telecommunications 320 3.02 $24.84 $51,670
Other Telecommunications 1,540 1.95 $26.37 $54,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $42.43 $88,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,080 0.28 $32.86 $68,340
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 170 0.17 $32.73 $68,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 260 0.01 $29.38 $61,120
Business Support Services 60 0.01 $29.26 $60,860


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 15,760 1.07 1.18 $27.70 $57,610
New York 13,760 1.59 1.76 $32.49 $67,580
Texas 12,450 1.14 1.26 $23.95 $49,810
Virginia 7,820 2.15 2.38 $26.31 $54,730
Pennsylvania 6,890 1.23 1.35 $26.40 $54,920




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)
Virginia 7,820 2.15 2.38 $26.31 $54,730
Vermont 530 1.79 1.98 $27.88 $57,990
New York 13,760 1.59 1.76 $32.49 $67,580
Maryland 4,020 1.59 1.75 $26.08 $54,250
South Dakota 610 1.52 1.68 $21.62 $44,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,510 1.08 1.19 $32.84 $68,300
New York 13,760 1.59 1.76 $32.49 $67,580
Rhode Island 670 1.48 1.63 $32.06 $66,690
Alaska 320 0.98 1.08 $31.58 $65,680
District of Columbia 250 0.37 0.41 $30.12 $62,660





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 9,010 1.72 1.90 $33.31 $69,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,080 2.15 2.37 $27.76 $57,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,880 1.23 1.35 $26.31 $54,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,700 1.34 1.48 $23.25 $48,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,020 1.64 1.81 $27.14 $56,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,500 1.16 1.29 $23.15 $48,140
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,210 1.79 1.97 $32.58 $67,760
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,140 2.23 2.46 $30.16 $62,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,830 1.42 1.57 $26.26 $54,610
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,810 2.03 2.25 $24.59 $51,140




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 200 4.74 5.23 $26.26 $54,630
Salisbury, MD 240 4.71 5.20 $24.47 $50,900
Bangor, ME 240 3.78 4.18 $20.32 $42,260
Pascagoula, MS 180 3.28 3.62 $21.23 $44,150
Glens Falls, NY 160 3.06 3.38 $36.60 $76,130
Johnstown, PA 170 3.03 3.34 $28.13 $58,500
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 190 3.01 3.32 $19.62 $40,800
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 320 2.77 3.06 $27.96 $58,150
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 350 2.64 2.92 $20.34 $42,300
Roanoke, VA 340 2.30 2.54 $29.45 $61,250