Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


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)
114,420 2.2 % $26.17 $54,430 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.72 $17.71 $26.18 $34.24 $39.02
Annual Wage (2) $28,530 $36,840 $54,450 $71,230 $81,160


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 60,450 9.98 $29.41 $61,170
Building Equipment Contractors 22,480 1.24 $22.48 $46,770
Utility System Construction 17,180 3.69 $20.59 $42,820
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,600 5.57 $23.96 $49,830
Employment Services 1,390 0.04 $22.65 $47,120

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 60,450 9.98 $29.41 $61,170
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,600 5.57 $23.96 $49,830
Utility System Construction 17,180 3.69 $20.59 $42,820
Satellite Telecommunications 240 2.93 $24.43 $50,820
Other Telecommunications 1,290 1.69 $25.92 $53,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $44.19 $91,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 870 0.22 $35.99 $74,870
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $32.76 $68,130
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 60,450 9.98 $29.41 $61,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $27.09 $56,350


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)
New York 13,490 1.53 1.81 $33.74 $70,180
California 13,040 0.86 1.02 $29.32 $60,990
Texas 8,780 0.78 0.92 $24.39 $50,730
Virginia 7,360 2.02 2.38 $27.66 $57,520
Pennsylvania 7,340 1.30 1.53 $28.40 $59,060



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)
Virginia 7,360 2.02 2.38 $27.66 $57,520
New Jersey 6,240 1.61 1.90 $28.28 $58,830
New York 13,490 1.53 1.81 $33.74 $70,180
Kansas 2,060 1.51 1.79 $25.15 $52,310
South Dakota 610 1.48 1.75 $21.33 $44,370



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,960 0.89 1.05 $35.47 $73,780
New York 13,490 1.53 1.81 $33.74 $70,180
Rhode Island 580 1.25 1.48 $32.00 $66,550
Alaska 440 1.36 1.60 $30.87 $64,210
Delaware 420 1.00 1.18 $30.72 $63,910




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 9,660 1.79 2.12 $34.73 $72,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,020 2.11 2.49 $28.55 $59,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,130 1.68 1.98 $29.57 $61,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,080 0.76 0.90 $29.16 $60,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,220 0.78 0.92 $23.70 $49,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,150 0.57 0.68 $30.84 $64,150
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,960 1.96 2.32 $27.94 $58,110
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,880 1.46 1.72 $27.32 $56,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.78 0.92 $22.14 $46,050
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,710 1.36 1.60 $34.50 $71,760



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)
Mansfield, OH 140 2.76 3.26 $14.34 $29,830
Pascagoula, MS 130 2.39 2.82 $23.22 $48,300
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 310 2.35 2.78 $21.81 $45,370
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 310 2.34 2.77 $25.77 $53,600
Richmond, VA 1,400 2.27 2.69 $25.27 $52,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,020 2.11 2.49 $28.55 $59,380
Glens Falls, NY 100 2.04 2.41 $38.07 $79,190
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,960 1.96 2.32 $27.94 $58,110
Sioux Falls, SD 280 1.95 2.31 $20.41 $42,460
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 490 1.88 2.22 $18.85 $39,210