Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
106,360 2.5 % $26.06 $54,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.63 $17.63 $25.44 $34.43 $38.99
Annual Wage (2) $28,360 $36,670 $52,920 $71,620 $81,090


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 52,550 8.92 $29.44 $61,230
Building Equipment Contractors 21,410 1.13 $21.94 $45,630
Utility System Construction 17,840 3.70 $21.41 $44,530
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,300 5.32 $24.78 $51,530
Employment Services 1,400 0.04 $23.08 $48,010

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 52,550 8.92 $29.44 $61,230
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,300 5.32 $24.78 $51,530
Utility System Construction 17,840 3.70 $21.41 $44,530
Satellite Telecommunications 130 1.93 $27.79 $57,800
Other Telecommunications 930 1.22 $25.52 $53,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,060 0.27 $35.54 $73,930
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $30.47 $63,370
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 52,550 8.92 $29.44 $61,230
Satellite Telecommunications 130 1.93 $27.79 $57,800
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 980 0.72 $27.48 $57,150


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 12,090 0.78 1.01 $28.44 $59,150
New York 10,880 1.21 1.57 $32.86 $68,350
Texas 8,740 0.76 0.98 $24.33 $50,600
Pennsylvania 7,070 1.24 1.61 $28.74 $59,780
Florida 6,190 0.78 1.01 $19.93 $41,460



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 6,190 1.68 2.18 $27.84 $57,910
Alaska 480 1.48 1.92 $34.15 $71,030
Maryland 3,600 1.39 1.80 $28.76 $59,810
South Dakota 560 1.35 1.75 $22.30 $46,390
West Virginia 940 1.34 1.73 $32.07 $66,700



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,580 0.76 0.99 $35.78 $74,430
Alaska 480 1.48 1.92 $34.15 $71,030
New York 10,880 1.21 1.57 $32.86 $68,350
Delaware 370 0.86 1.12 $32.86 $68,350
West Virginia 940 1.34 1.73 $32.07 $66,700




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,510 1.31 1.70 $32.56 $67,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,430 1.83 2.37 $28.55 $59,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,570 0.88 1.14 $23.81 $49,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.57 0.74 $28.95 $60,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.55 0.72 $30.86 $64,190
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,930 1.47 1.90 $29.49 $61,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,700 1.29 1.68 $23.66 $49,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,680 0.68 0.88 $18.64 $38,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.70 0.90 $24.35 $50,640
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.57 2.03 $31.19 $64,870



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)
Bangor, ME 190 3.01 3.91 $21.58 $44,890
Mansfield, OH 140 2.75 3.57 $14.88 $30,950
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 310 2.11 2.74 $17.16 $35,700
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 290 1.99 2.58 $33.80 $70,310
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 140 1.97 2.56 $18.07 $37,590
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 240 1.92 2.49 $29.36 $61,070
Redding, CA 110 1.85 2.39 $31.34 $65,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,430 1.83 2.37 $28.55 $59,390
Richmond, VA 1,120 1.82 2.36 $25.04 $52,080
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 180 1.80 2.34 $30.04 $62,480