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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,210 6.8 % $ 29.23 $ 60,790 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.60 $ 20.18 $ 27.75 $ 37.92 $ 47.01
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,450 $ 41,980 $ 57,720 $ 78,870 $ 97,780


Industry profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 4,000 0.58 $ 32.79 $ 68,210
Utility System Construction 2,130 0.38 $ 24.02 $ 49,960
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,390 1.37 $ 20.77 $ 43,190
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,340 0.30 $ 31.36 $ 65,230
Building Equipment Contractors 1,100 0.05 $ 31.29 $ 65,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,390 1.37 $ 20.77 $ 43,190
Telecommunications 4,000 0.58 $ 32.79 $ 68,210
Utility System Construction 2,130 0.38 $ 24.02 $ 49,960
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,340 0.30 $ 31.36 $ 65,230
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.13 $ 34.22 $ 71,180

Top paying industries for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $ 37.52 $ 78,030
Business Support Services 100 0.01 $ 37.51 $ 78,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $ 36.44 $ 75,790
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $ 36.15 $ 75,190
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.13 $ 34.22 $ 71,180


Geographic profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,370 0.11 1.20 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
New Jersey 1,160 0.31 3.22 $ 33.77 $ 70,240
California 870 0.05 0.56 $ 34.27 $ 71,270
Florida 650 0.08 0.82 $ 27.76 $ 57,750
Pennsylvania 620 0.11 1.18 $ 36.01 $ 74,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,160 0.31 3.22 $ 33.77 $ 70,240
Maine 140 0.25 2.63 $ 22.80 $ 47,420
Colorado 530 0.20 2.15 $ 23.60 $ 49,090
Missouri 520 0.19 2.04 $ 22.89 $ 47,620
Hawaii 100 0.18 1.87 $ 33.22 $ 69,100




Top paying states for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 38.76 $ 80,610
Pennsylvania 620 0.11 1.18 $ 36.01 $ 74,900
Tennessee 500 0.17 1.83 $ 35.44 $ 73,710
New York 450 0.05 0.55 $ 34.62 $ 72,000
California 870 0.05 0.56 $ 34.27 $ 71,270





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,080 0.12 1.29 $ 36.63 $ 76,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 550 0.21 2.16 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 1.37 $ 22.35 $ 46,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 1.47 $ 31.88 $ 66,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 340 0.09 0.99 $ 31.21 $ 64,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 330 0.13 1.38 $ 29.48 $ 61,320
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 2.30 $ 25.89 $ 53,850
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 280 0.38 4.03 $ 27.17 $ 56,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.10 1.01 $ 29.33 $ 61,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 0.64 $ 32.26 $ 67,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wilmington, NC 130 1.06 11.15 $ 25.81 $ 53,690
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 280 0.38 4.03 $ 27.17 $ 56,520
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.22 2.34 $ 21.57 $ 44,870
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 2.30 $ 25.89 $ 53,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 550 0.21 2.16 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Reno, NV 40 0.20 2.06 $ 26.41 $ 54,920
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.19 1.96 $ 34.78 $ 72,350
Wichita, KS 50 0.16 1.66 $ 30.92 $ 64,300
Richmond, VA 90 0.15 1.55 $ 20.51 $ 42,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 1.47 $ 31.88 $ 66,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

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) $ 45.97 $ 95,610
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 44.90 $ 93,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 40.71 $ 84,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 0.87 $ 39.59 $ 82,360
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) (8) (8) $ 39.00 $ 81,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,080 0.12 1.29 $ 36.63 $ 76,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 550 0.21 2.16 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.19 1.96 $ 34.78 $ 72,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.24 $ 32.77 $ 68,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 0.64 $ 32.26 $ 67,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 5.15 $ 24.90 $ 51,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 5.15 $ 24.90 $ 51,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 34.01 $ 70,750
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.10 $ 56,370
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 5.15 $ 24.90 $ 51,780
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) (8) (8) (8) $ 23.30 $ 48,460
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.56 $ 38,610


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.

(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