Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.


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)
15,780 7.5 % $22.24 $46,260 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.64 $15.82 $21.11 $28.40 $34.36
Annual Wage (2) $26,300 $32,910 $43,900 $59,070 $71,460


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)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 3,930 2.40 $24.82 $51,630
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,980 0.34 $18.40 $38,270
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,860 0.36 $19.85 $41,280
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,780 1.79 $19.55 $40,660
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,320 0.42 $23.59 $49,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 3,930 2.40 $24.82 $51,630
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,780 1.79 $19.55 $40,660
Other Telecommunications 620 0.58 $24.65 $51,280
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,320 0.42 $23.59 $49,070
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,860 0.36 $19.85 $41,280

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 (8) (8) $35.07 $72,940
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $34.98 $72,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 810 0.01 $28.17 $58,600
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $26.69 $55,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 310 0.02 $26.17 $54,430


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)
Texas 2,050 0.19 1.60 $21.17 $44,040
California 1,450 0.10 0.83 $23.54 $48,960
Florida 1,020 0.14 1.16 $23.68 $49,250
Virginia 920 0.26 2.11 $23.59 $49,060
Ohio 830 0.17 1.36 $23.81 $49,520




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)
Wyoming 120 0.42 3.48 $23.64 $49,160
Delaware 110 0.27 2.27 $20.95 $43,570
Virginia 920 0.26 2.11 $23.59 $49,060
Hawaii 160 0.26 2.18 $26.85 $55,850
Idaho 150 0.25 2.08 $22.96 $47,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.11 0.93 $29.98 $62,370
Washington 490 0.18 1.47 $29.60 $61,570
New York 350 0.04 0.34 $26.86 $55,870
Hawaii 160 0.26 2.18 $26.85 $55,850
Nevada 190 0.17 1.40 $26.33 $54,770





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 650 0.25 2.03 $20.41 $42,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.30 2.48 $20.55 $42,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 530 0.23 1.92 $16.19 $33,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.80 $28.06 $58,370
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 370 0.51 4.24 $24.91 $51,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.12 1.01 $24.09 $50,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.50 $32.42 $67,440
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.17 1.38 $26.73 $55,600
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 190 0.16 1.28 $20.56 $42,760
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 160 0.19 1.57 $25.27 $52,570




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)
Bend, OR 40 0.65 5.34 $24.11 $50,150
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.53 4.40 $21.39 $44,500
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 370 0.51 4.24 $24.91 $51,820
Jefferson City, MO 40 0.50 4.16 $32.03 $66,630
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.43 3.57 $25.20 $52,410
Green Bay, WI 70 0.42 3.44 $18.65 $38,790
Eau Claire, WI 30 0.42 3.46 $18.30 $38,050
Honolulu, HI 140 0.33 2.70 $27.30 $56,780
Madison, WI 100 0.31 2.58 $17.84 $37,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.30 2.48 $20.55 $42,750




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 (8) (8) (8) $38.13 $79,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.50 $32.42 $67,440
Jefferson City, MO 40 0.50 4.16 $32.03 $66,630
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.69 $61,740
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $29.40 $61,140
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $28.90 $60,120
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.28 $58,830
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.28 $58,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.80 $28.06 $58,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 0.42 $27.93 $58,090

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 3.41 $17.15 $35,680
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 8.78 $22.74 $47,300
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 4.59 $20.98 $43,640
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 0.92 $19.78 $41,150
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.33 $22.01 $45,780

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 8.78 $22.74 $47,300
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 4.59 $20.98 $43,640
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 3.41 $17.15 $35,680
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.33 $22.01 $45,780
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.11 0.92 $19.78 $41,150

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.45 $63,330
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.31 $60,960
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.29 $48,430
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 8.78 $22.74 $47,300
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.29 $46,360


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.

(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