Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings. Excludes "Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers" (49-9052).


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)
190,100 1.6 % $25.41 $52,850 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.99 $19.87 $26.30 $31.12 $35.07
Annual Wage (2) $31,170 $41,330 $54,710 $64,720 $72,940


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 109,270 17.86 $26.00 $54,070
Building Equipment Contractors 19,430 1.18 $22.02 $45,790
Other Telecommunications 15,390 13.20 $28.26 $58,770
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 8,670 10.94 $24.41 $50,770
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 6,520 6.56 $19.65 $40,870

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 109,270 17.86 $26.00 $54,070
Other Telecommunications 15,390 13.20 $28.26 $58,770
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 8,670 10.94 $24.41 $50,770
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 6,520 6.56 $19.65 $40,870
Satellite Telecommunications 610 5.64 $24.90 $51,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $31.40 $65,320
Warehousing and Storage 390 0.06 $30.16 $62,740
Office Administrative Services 450 0.11 $29.10 $60,520
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,940 0.20 $28.83 $59,970
Other Telecommunications 15,390 13.20 $28.26 $58,770


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 24,850 1.78 1.19 $27.78 $57,780
Texas 16,690 1.66 1.11 $22.69 $47,200
Florida 13,230 1.86 1.25 $22.50 $46,800
New York 12,480 1.50 1.00 $29.78 $61,940
Illinois 8,820 1.60 1.07 $27.37 $56,940




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)
Alaska 750 2.45 1.64 $27.41 $57,000
Colorado 4,630 2.15 1.44 $28.09 $58,430
New Mexico 1,590 2.04 1.36 $22.71 $47,240
Georgia 7,500 2.00 1.34 $25.40 $52,820
Kansas 2,440 1.87 1.25 $22.91 $47,650




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 12,480 1.50 1.00 $29.78 $61,940
Massachusetts 3,630 1.17 0.78 $29.09 $60,500
Rhode Island 370 0.83 0.55 $28.86 $60,030
New Jersey 5,710 1.51 1.01 $28.29 $58,840
Colorado 4,630 2.15 1.44 $28.09 $58,430

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 7,640 1.53 1.03 $31.42 $65,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,380 1.67 1.12 $26.56 $55,230
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,980 1.69 1.13 $28.06 $58,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,380 2.45 1.64 $26.09 $54,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,120 2.56 1.71 $22.60 $47,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,330 1.33 0.89 $23.12 $48,090
Denver-Aurora, CO 3,120 2.63 1.76 $29.17 $60,660
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 3,000 3.15 2.11 $30.40 $63,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,930 1.74 1.17 $24.15 $50,240
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,830 2.36 1.58 $25.69 $53,440




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)
Manchester, NH 680 6.96 4.65 $27.57 $57,350
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 180 4.09 2.74 $31.29 $65,080
Rome, GA 140 4.00 2.67 $19.66 $40,890
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 320 3.97 2.66 $24.22 $50,390
Akron, OH 1,210 3.95 2.64 $25.42 $52,870
Anchorage, AK 570 3.48 2.33 $25.93 $53,940
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 510 3.42 2.29 $19.93 $41,460
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 3,000 3.15 2.11 $30.40 $63,240
Albuquerque, NM 1,130 3.06 2.04 $22.41 $46,620
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,480 3.02 2.02 $28.05 $58,350




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)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 510 0.97 0.65 $33.39 $69,450
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.23 0.16 $32.56 $67,730
Syracuse, NY 390 1.31 0.87 $32.53 $67,660
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 110 1.11 0.74 $32.20 $66,980
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 40 0.43 0.29 $31.51 $65,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,640 1.53 1.03 $31.42 $65,350
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 180 4.09 2.74 $31.29 $65,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,020 1.22 0.82 $31.29 $65,080
Fairbanks, AK (8) (8) (8) $31.21 $64,920
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 210 0.86 0.58 $31.07 $64,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 580 1.53 1.03 $23.58 $49,040
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 370 1.52 1.01 $21.25 $44,200
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.22 0.82 $22.10 $45,960
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 340 2.93 1.96 $24.31 $50,570
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 340 1.29 0.87 $22.44 $46,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 160 2.95 1.97 $27.56 $57,320
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 340 2.93 1.96 $24.31 $50,570
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 260 2.48 1.66 $21.29 $44,280
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 120 2.38 1.59 $25.59 $53,240
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.34 1.56 $24.46 $50,880

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 0.35 $34.19 $71,120
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.24 0.83 $33.81 $70,320
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 1.29 0.86 $31.32 $65,140
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.43 0.96 $31.13 $64,760
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.68 $63,820


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011