Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
208,220 1.5 % $25.82 $53,710 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.83 $19.20 $26.22 $32.52 $36.08
Annual Wage (2) $30,840 $39,930 $54,530 $67,640 $75,040


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 119,700 20.69 $26.30 $54,710
Building Equipment Contractors 26,350 1.58 $22.82 $47,450
Other Telecommunications 12,820 12.01 $30.03 $62,470
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 10,080 13.63 $24.87 $51,730
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 7,870 4.81 $27.26 $56,700

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 119,700 20.69 $26.30 $54,710
Satellite Telecommunications 2,370 20.33 $23.76 $49,410
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 10,080 13.63 $24.87 $51,730
Other Telecommunications 12,820 12.01 $30.03 $62,470
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 6,680 6.70 $21.40 $44,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 220 0.21 $36.72 $76,370
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $33.89 $70,490
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $33.50 $69,680
Office Administrative Services 210 0.05 $32.89 $68,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,940 0.12 $30.88 $64,240


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 27,430 1.92 1.20 $27.45 $57,100
Texas 18,570 1.76 1.10 $24.31 $50,570
Florida 17,630 2.42 1.52 $23.53 $48,940
New York 15,040 1.76 1.10 $30.41 $63,250
Georgia 8,810 2.31 1.44 $24.92 $51,830




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 840 2.64 1.65 $30.14 $62,700
Florida 17,630 2.42 1.52 $23.53 $48,940
Georgia 8,810 2.31 1.44 $24.92 $51,830
Louisiana 4,150 2.22 1.39 $25.30 $52,620
Alabama 3,860 2.12 1.32 $24.63 $51,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 350 0.77 0.48 $31.33 $65,160
New Jersey 5,860 1.55 0.97 $30.50 $63,440
New York 15,040 1.76 1.10 $30.41 $63,250
Alaska 840 2.64 1.65 $30.14 $62,700
District of Columbia 790 1.21 0.76 $28.90 $60,120





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,190 2.12 1.32 $26.85 $55,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,950 1.54 0.96 $33.47 $69,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,230 2.75 1.72 $25.97 $54,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,060 1.67 1.04 $27.38 $56,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,340 2.55 1.59 $24.05 $50,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,430 1.30 0.81 $22.93 $47,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,410 1.46 0.91 $28.64 $59,570
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,170 2.59 1.62 $27.36 $56,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,060 2.43 1.52 $26.06 $54,210
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,950 2.40 1.50 $29.09 $60,500