Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
14,090 4.5 % $23.26 $48,380 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.97 $16.71 $22.24 $29.93 $35.17
Annual Wage (2) $26,990 $34,750 $46,260 $62,240 $73,150


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) 3,000 1.96 $26.95 $56,060
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,910 1.90 $19.93 $41,460
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,620 0.33 $20.69 $43,030
Utility System Construction 1,260 0.28 $19.96 $41,520
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,250 0.40 $22.59 $46,990

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) 3,000 1.96 $26.95 $56,060
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,910 1.90 $19.93 $41,460
Other Telecommunications 640 0.81 $25.00 $51,990
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,250 0.40 $22.59 $46,990
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,620 0.33 $20.69 $43,030

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) $36.83 $76,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 790 0.01 $28.44 $59,160
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 3,000 1.96 $26.95 $56,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $26.44 $55,000
State Government (OES Designation) 380 0.02 $25.16 $52,340


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 1,820 0.17 1.57 $19.68 $40,940
California 1,420 0.10 0.91 $24.67 $51,320
Florida 1,060 0.14 1.34 $24.01 $49,940
Ohio 880 0.17 1.62 $24.47 $50,910
Virginia 650 0.18 1.70 $24.28 $50,500




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 0.43 4.09 $23.16 $48,170
Washington 630 0.22 2.09 $31.63 $65,790
Alaska 70 0.21 1.96 $29.65 $61,660
Delaware 80 0.20 1.84 $22.28 $46,340
Wisconsin 520 0.19 1.82 $19.43 $40,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 630 0.22 2.09 $31.63 $65,790
Alaska 70 0.21 1.96 $29.65 $61,660
Nevada 120 0.10 0.94 $28.81 $59,930
New Jersey 340 0.09 0.84 $28.38 $59,030
New Mexico 100 0.13 1.25 $27.35 $56,880





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 640 0.30 2.82 $19.78 $41,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 470 0.32 3.04 $32.12 $66,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.87 $27.74 $57,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 330 0.12 1.14 $16.08 $33,450
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 320 0.44 4.18 $26.09 $54,270
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 210 0.24 2.26 $18.35 $38,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 190 0.11 1.02 $24.60 $51,160
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 190 0.23 2.13 $27.89 $58,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 190 0.18 1.68 $28.01 $58,260
Columbus, OH 180 0.19 1.81 $29.01 $60,340




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)
Midland, TX 70 0.81 7.58 $20.88 $43,430
Johnson City, TN 60 0.74 6.96 $28.27 $58,790
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.66 6.23 $21.71 $45,150
Eau Claire, WI 40 0.56 5.31 $20.33 $42,280
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 170 0.56 5.27 $19.96 $41,520
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 60 0.54 5.12 (8) (8)
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.47 4.40 $25.60 $53,250
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 320 0.44 4.18 $26.09 $54,270
Green Bay, WI 70 0.41 3.88 $19.21 $39,950
Anchorage, AK 60 0.35 3.32 $29.19 $60,710




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 150 0.03 0.27 $35.52 $73,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.34 $33.32 $69,300
Fresno, CA 30 0.10 0.91 $32.56 $67,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 470 0.32 3.04 $32.12 $66,820
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.57 $31.85 $66,250
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $29.61 $61,590
Anchorage, AK 60 0.35 3.32 $29.19 $60,710
Columbus, OH 180 0.19 1.81 $29.01 $60,340
Honolulu, HI 60 0.14 1.27 $28.56 $59,400
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $28.34 $58,940

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 90 0.51 4.79 $18.68 $38,860
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.15 10.81 $22.52 $46,840
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 3.77 $17.45 $36,300
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.21 $19.88 $41,340
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 3.13 $15.42 $32,080

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 1.15 10.81 $22.52 $46,840
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 5.46 $21.15 $44,000
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 4.79 $18.68 $38,860
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 3.88 $19.95 $41,490
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 3.77 $17.45 $36,300

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) $31.03 $64,540
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.95 $62,300
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.15 10.81 $22.52 $46,840
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.97 $22.33 $46,440
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 5.46 $21.15 $44,000


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014