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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

All communications equipment operators not listed separately.


National estimates for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
Industry profile for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
Geographic profile for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

National estimates for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,070 17.4 % $ 23.68 $ 49,260 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.51 $ 18.02 $ 22.44 $ 29.10 $ 35.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,180 $ 37,470 $ 46,680 $ 60,520 $ 74,120


Industry profile for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 520 0.01 $ 26.75 $ 55,640
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 300 0.01 $ 22.65 $ 47,120
Business Support Services 180 0.02 $ 16.71 $ 34,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 140 0.01 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $ 24.99 $ 51,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 70 0.04 $ 16.06 $ 33,410
Business Support Services 180 0.02 $ 16.71 $ 34,750
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 300 0.01 $ 22.65 $ 47,120
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 140 0.01 $ 19.71 $ 40,990

Top paying industries for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 26.87 $ 55,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 520 0.01 $ 26.75 $ 55,640
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $ 23.72 $ 49,340
Employment Services 50 (7) $ 23.56 $ 49,010


Geographic profile for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 250 0.20 9.00 $ 26.16 $ 54,400
Ohio 90 0.02 0.79 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
Maryland 80 0.03 1.49 $ 17.11 $ 35,580
Georgia 70 0.02 0.70 $ 18.20 $ 37,850
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.42 $ 28.19 $ 58,640




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 250 0.20 9.00 $ 26.16 $ 54,400
Maryland 80 0.03 1.49 $ 17.11 $ 35,580
Connecticut 40 0.03 1.16 $ 18.04 $ 37,520
Louisiana 40 0.02 1.09 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Kentucky 40 0.02 1.05 $ 23.13 $ 48,110




Top paying states for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $ 31.43 $ 65,370
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.42 $ 28.19 $ 58,640
New Jersey 40 0.01 0.43 $ 26.79 $ 55,730
Nevada 250 0.20 9.00 $ 26.16 $ 54,400
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 24.52 $ 51,000





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 250 0.27 12.33 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.92 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.34 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 1.59 $ 14.56 $ 30,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.52 $ 22.78 $ 47,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.58 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 250 0.27 12.33 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 1.59 $ 14.56 $ 30,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.92 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.58 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.52 $ 22.78 $ 47,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.34 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 32.40 $ 67,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.92 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 23.40 $ 48,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.52 $ 22.78 $ 47,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.12 $ 41,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $ 19.49 $ 40,550
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 19.09 $ 39,700
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 1.59 $ 14.56 $ 30,290


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021