Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
2,800 5.2 % $19.96 $41,530 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.15 $15.38 $19.35 $24.12 $28.14
Annual Wage (2) $25,270 $31,990 $40,250 $50,180 $58,520


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) 550 0.03 $20.52 $42,680
Insurance Carriers 400 0.03 $19.51 $40,580
State Government (OES Designation) 380 0.02 $19.98 $41,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 0.01 $18.12 $37,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 550 0.03 $20.52 $42,680
Insurance Carriers 400 0.03 $19.51 $40,580
State Government (OES Designation) 380 0.02 $19.98 $41,550
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 40 0.02 $18.47 $38,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $23.21 $48,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Depository Credit Intermediation 40 (7) $27.14 $56,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 550 0.03 $20.52 $42,680
State Government (OES Designation) 380 0.02 $19.98 $41,550
Insurance Carriers 400 0.03 $19.51 $40,580


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)
Florida 370 0.05 2.39 $16.18 $33,650
New Jersey 350 0.09 4.31 $25.41 $52,850
California 350 0.02 1.14 $19.58 $40,720
Texas 260 0.02 1.14 $19.94 $41,470
Michigan 140 0.03 1.61 $19.36 $40,270




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 80 0.11 5.21 $19.08 $39,680
New Jersey 350 0.09 4.31 $25.41 $52,850
Florida 370 0.05 2.39 $16.18 $33,650
District of Columbia 40 0.05 2.50 (8) (8)
Michigan 140 0.03 1.61 $19.36 $40,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 120 0.02 1.00 $25.53 $53,100
New Jersey 350 0.09 4.31 $25.41 $52,850
New York 50 0.01 0.26 $24.72 $51,410
Alabama 30 0.02 0.85 $22.36 $46,500
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 0.31 $22.06 $45,880





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 2.72 $20.46 $42,560
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 100 0.09 4.18 $16.70 $34,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.09 $14.03 $29,180
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 4.34 (8) (8)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.30 14.06 $23.06 $47,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.82 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 1.14 $24.04 $50,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.49 $29.12 $60,570
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.25 11.75 $13.78 $28,660
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.20 $16.49 $34,300




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.30 14.06 $23.06 $47,960
Tallahassee, FL 40 0.25 11.75 $13.78 $28,660
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 100 0.09 4.18 $16.70 $34,730
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 4.34 (8) (8)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.20 $16.49 $34,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 2.72 $20.46 $42,560
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 1.28 $15.18 $31,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 1.14 $24.04 $50,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.09 $14.03 $29,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.82 (8) (8)




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.49 $29.12 $60,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.08 $54,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 1.14 $24.04 $50,000
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.30 14.06 $23.06 $47,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.92 $45,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.06 2.72 $20.46 $42,560
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 100 0.09 4.18 $16.70 $34,730
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.20 $16.49 $34,300
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 1.28 $15.18 $31,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 1.09 $14.03 $29,180


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013