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

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 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Industry profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Geographic profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

National estimates for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
190,510 2.3 % $ 29.80 $ 61,980 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.68 $ 22.28 $ 29.55 $ 37.12 $ 43.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,690 $ 46,350 $ 61,470 $ 77,210 $ 90,680


Industry profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 127,360 18.40 $ 31.02 $ 64,510
Building Equipment Contractors 27,990 1.28 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 4,840 0.35 $ 26.25 $ 54,590
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,230 4.18 $ 24.04 $ 50,010
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 4,090 0.19 $ 28.43 $ 59,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 127,360 18.40 $ 31.02 $ 64,510
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 4,010 8.01 $ 30.32 $ 63,070
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,230 4.18 $ 24.04 $ 50,010
Building Equipment Contractors 27,990 1.28 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 4,840 0.35 $ 26.25 $ 54,590

Top paying industries for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $ 43.65 $ 90,790
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 290 0.08 $ 36.10 $ 75,100
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $ 35.21 $ 73,240
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $ 34.71 $ 72,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 910 0.04 $ 32.39 $ 67,360


Geographic profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,430 1.43 1.04 $ 34.72 $ 72,220
Texas 17,120 1.41 1.03 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
Florida 16,750 1.98 1.45 $ 27.55 $ 57,300
New York 9,600 1.10 0.81 $ 33.35 $ 69,380
Georgia 9,420 2.19 1.60 $ 27.57 $ 57,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 3,060 2.84 2.07 $ 25.47 $ 52,970
Georgia 9,420 2.19 1.60 $ 27.57 $ 57,340
Florida 16,750 1.98 1.45 $ 27.55 $ 57,300
Louisiana 3,560 1.98 1.44 $ 29.86 $ 62,100
North Carolina 8,270 1.93 1.41 $ 27.55 $ 57,290




Top paying states for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 470 0.68 0.50 $ 41.95 $ 87,260
Alaska 510 1.73 1.26 $ 38.37 $ 79,800
Massachusetts 2,590 0.77 0.56 $ 36.45 $ 75,820
California 23,430 1.43 1.04 $ 34.72 $ 72,220
Connecticut 1,840 1.19 0.87 $ 33.83 $ 70,370





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

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 8,870 1.00 0.73 $ 33.61 $ 69,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,710 1.87 1.37 $ 29.94 $ 62,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,330 2.40 1.76 $ 28.80 $ 59,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,780 0.99 0.72 $ 40.47 $ 84,170
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,660 1.30 0.95 $ 33.71 $ 70,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,100 1.64 1.19 $ 30.22 $ 62,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,590 2.56 1.87 $ 34.27 $ 71,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,550 1.68 1.23 $ 24.99 $ 51,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,310 1.11 0.81 $ 28.28 $ 58,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,170 2.43 1.77 $ 24.34 $ 50,630




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lubbock, TX 790 5.59 4.08 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
Bakersfield, CA 1,310 4.28 3.13 $ 32.41 $ 67,410
Monroe, LA 310 4.25 3.11 $ 30.37 $ 63,170
Jackson, MS 1,030 4.10 2.99 $ 24.91 $ 51,810
Raleigh, NC 2,520 4.05 2.96 $ 29.58 $ 61,530
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 190 3.76 2.75 $ 28.94 $ 60,200
Valdosta, GA 190 3.58 2.62 $ 22.08 $ 45,930
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,240 3.56 2.60 $ 28.39 $ 59,050
Wilmington, NC 420 3.29 2.40 $ 18.91 $ 39,320
Cedar Rapids, IA 440 3.22 2.35 $ 27.65 $ 57,520