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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
13,930 6.4 % $27.09 $56,340 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.15 $19.52 $26.39 $33.94 $41.52
Annual Wage (2) $31,520 $40,600 $54,890 $70,590 $86,350


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)
Telecommunications 5,180 0.69 $30.45 $63,340
Utility System Construction 1,770 0.33 $21.59 $44,900
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,490 1.44 $22.21 $46,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,250 0.09 $25.03 $52,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 620 0.01 $32.03 $66,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,490 1.44 $22.21 $46,190
Telecommunications 5,180 0.69 $30.45 $63,340
Utility System Construction 1,770 0.33 $21.59 $44,900
Electronics and Appliance Stores 620 0.13 $27.23 $56,650
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.11 $29.56 $61,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $37.23 $77,450
Business Support Services 120 0.01 $35.34 $73,500
Employment Services 60 (7) $33.69 $70,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 620 0.01 $32.03 $66,630
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 70 (7) $30.48 $63,410


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)
Texas 1,830 0.15 1.57 $22.82 $47,480
California 880 0.05 0.54 $26.51 $55,150
Tennessee 700 0.24 2.47 $34.00 $70,720
New York 630 0.07 0.70 $29.03 $60,380
Pennsylvania 590 0.10 1.05 $36.70 $76,330




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)
Alaska 200 0.62 6.44 $37.54 $78,090
Oklahoma 430 0.27 2.79 $22.95 $47,730
Alabama 490 0.25 2.60 $19.56 $40,690
Wyoming 60 0.24 2.46 $27.20 $56,580
Tennessee 700 0.24 2.47 $34.00 $70,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 200 0.62 6.44 $37.54 $78,090
Pennsylvania 590 0.10 1.05 $36.70 $76,330
Tennessee 700 0.24 2.47 $34.00 $70,720
Washington 400 0.12 1.29 $33.84 $70,390
New Jersey 490 0.12 1.27 $31.88 $66,310





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 630 0.18 1.84 $25.30 $52,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 600 0.06 0.66 $34.86 $72,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 1.89 $21.91 $45,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 490 0.17 1.80 $33.76 $70,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 400 0.19 2.02 $25.61 $53,270
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 370 0.25 2.57 $28.46 $59,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 330 0.12 1.26 $27.76 $57,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 0.10 1.00 $28.51 $59,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 270 0.14 1.41 $32.86 $68,340
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.31 3.21 $28.36 $58,980




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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.34 3.51 $30.80 $64,070
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 230 0.31 3.21 $28.36 $58,980
Urban Honolulu, HI 120 0.25 2.59 $26.44 $54,990
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 370 0.25 2.57 $28.46 $59,200
Corpus Christi, TX 40 0.23 2.36 $20.02 $41,650
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.21 2.14 $20.98 $43,630
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.20 2.04 $26.03 $54,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 400 0.19 2.02 $25.61 $53,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.18 1.89 $21.91 $45,570
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 630 0.18 1.84 $25.30 $52,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $40.96 $85,200
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $38.13 $79,310
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $37.20 $77,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 600 0.06 0.66 $34.86 $72,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.10 1.04 $34.24 $71,230
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $34.03 $70,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 490 0.17 1.80 $33.76 $70,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 270 0.14 1.41 $32.86 $68,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $32.03 $66,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $31.16 $64,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 5.72 $18.68 $38,850
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 4.72 $26.10 $54,300
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 6.33 $19.97 $41,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 6.33 $19.97 $41,550
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 5.72 $18.68 $38,850
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 4.72 $26.10 $54,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.98 $70,680
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.75 $59,800
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 4.72 $26.10 $54,300
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.60 $49,090
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.88 $47,590


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019