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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

All communications equipment operators not listed separately.


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)
3,240 12.1 % $22.14 $46,050 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.30 $16.11 $20.57 $27.99 $35.02
Annual Wage (2) $23,510 $33,520 $42,790 $58,230 $72,840


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)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 740 0.05 $21.66 $45,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 590 0.01 $26.26 $54,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $21.18 $44,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $23.27 $48,400
Radio and Television Broadcasting 140 0.07 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 40 0.08 $21.47 $44,650
Radio and Television Broadcasting 140 0.07 (8) (8)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 740 0.05 $21.66 $45,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $21.18 $44,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 590 0.01 $26.26 $54,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 590 0.01 $26.26 $54,610
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $25.62 $53,290
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $24.14 $50,210
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $23.27 $48,400
Employment Services 70 (7) $21.65 $45,040


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)
Nevada 260 0.19 8.59 $25.45 $52,930
Kentucky 130 0.07 3.00 $20.45 $42,540
Tennessee 110 0.04 1.64 $18.91 $39,340
Ohio 100 0.02 0.85 $21.18 $44,060
New York 80 0.01 0.37 $23.53 $48,940




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)
Nevada 260 0.19 8.59 $25.45 $52,930
North Dakota 50 0.11 5.06 $19.51 $40,580
Kentucky 130 0.07 3.00 $20.45 $42,540
West Virginia 30 0.04 2.03 $20.19 $42,000
Tennessee 110 0.04 1.64 $18.91 $39,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 50 0.01 0.58 $28.44 $59,150
Missouri 50 0.02 0.87 $27.76 $57,730
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 0.52 $27.10 $56,380
New Jersey 30 0.01 0.36 $26.40 $54,910
Nevada 260 0.19 8.59 $25.45 $52,930





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)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 470 0.18 8.04 $15.14 $31,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 260 0.25 11.56 $25.56 $53,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 130 0.02 0.92 $28.41 $59,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.34 $25.98 $54,040
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 1.69 $14.07 $29,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.62 $28.11 $58,480
Columbus, OH 40 0.03 1.51 $22.53 $46,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 30 0.01 0.41 $23.26 $48,380
New Haven, CT 30 0.11 4.81 $18.73 $38,960




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 260 0.25 11.56 $25.56 $53,160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 470 0.18 8.04 $15.14 $31,490
New Haven, CT 30 0.11 4.81 $18.73 $38,960
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 1.69 $14.07 $29,270
Columbus, OH 40 0.03 1.51 $22.53 $46,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 130 0.02 0.92 $28.41 $59,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.34 $25.98 $54,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.62 $28.11 $58,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 30 0.01 0.41 $23.26 $48,380




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.49 $65,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 130 0.02 0.92 $28.41 $59,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.62 $28.11 $58,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.34 $25.98 $54,040
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 260 0.25 11.56 $25.56 $53,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 30 0.01 0.41 $23.26 $48,380
Columbus, OH 40 0.03 1.51 $22.53 $46,870
New Haven, CT 30 0.11 4.81 $18.73 $38,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $17.67 $36,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 470 0.18 8.04 $15.14 $31,490


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020