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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
1,340 3.6 % $ 23.79 $ 49,470 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.14 $ 17.97 $ 22.60 $ 29.09 $ 36.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,420 $ 37,370 $ 47,000 $ 60,510 $ 75,410


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) 400 0.01 $ 25.97 $ 54,010
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 220 0.01 $ 23.94 $ 49,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 110 0.00 $ 18.00 $ 37,430
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 110 0.00 $ 22.04 $ 45,850
Business Support Services 80 0.01 $ 12.03 $ 25,020

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)
Business Support Services 80 0.01 $ 12.03 $ 25,020
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 220 0.01 $ 23.94 $ 49,780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 400 0.01 $ 25.97 $ 54,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 $ 28.59 $ 59,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 110 0.00 $ 18.00 $ 37,430

Top paying industries for Communications Equipment Operators, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $ 28.59 $ 59,470
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 26.62 $ 55,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 400 0.01 $ 25.97 $ 54,010
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 220 0.01 $ 23.94 $ 49,780
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 110 (7) $ 22.04 $ 45,850


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.



Map of employment of communications equipment operators, all other by state, May 2021


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)
Illinois 120 0.02 2.26 $ 22.03 $ 45,820
Florida 120 0.01 1.48 $ 18.76 $ 39,010
Massachusetts 100 0.03 3.16 $ 30.82 $ 64,110
California 100 0.01 0.61 (8) (8)
Texas 90 0.01 0.77 $ 25.43 $ 52,900


Map of location quotient of communications equipment operators, all other by state, May 2021


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)
Louisiana 70 0.04 3.99 $ 26.27 $ 54,630
Massachusetts 100 0.03 3.16 $ 30.82 $ 64,110
Nevada 30 0.02 2.48 $ 16.31 $ 33,930
Maryland 60 0.02 2.36 $ 19.32 $ 40,190
Illinois 120 0.02 2.26 $ 22.03 $ 45,820


Map of annual mean wages of communications equipment operators, all other by state, May 2021


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)
Massachusetts 100 0.03 3.16 $ 30.82 $ 64,110
New Jersey 50 0.01 1.36 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
Virginia 40 0.01 1.01 $ 26.98 $ 56,110
Louisiana 70 0.04 3.99 $ 26.27 $ 54,630
Texas 90 0.01 0.77 $ 25.43 $ 52,900



Map of employment of communications equipment operators, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 90 0.02 2.31 $ 22.15 $ 46,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 50 0.01 0.65 $ 26.77 $ 55,690
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 1.91 $ 19.55 $ 40,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 1.48 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 1.37 $ 32.25 $ 67,090
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.04 4.35 $ 22.88 $ 47,590


Map of location quotient of communications equipment operators, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.04 4.35 $ 22.88 $ 47,590
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 90 0.02 2.31 $ 22.15 $ 46,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 1.91 $ 19.55 $ 40,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 1.48 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 1.37 $ 32.25 $ 67,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 50 0.01 0.65 $ 26.77 $ 55,690


Map of annual mean wages of communications equipment operators, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 1.37 $ 32.25 $ 67,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 1.48 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 50 0.01 0.65 $ 26.77 $ 55,690
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.04 4.35 $ 22.88 $ 47,590
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 90 0.02 2.31 $ 22.15 $ 46,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 1.91 $ 19.55 $ 40,670


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022