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

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


National estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
101,530 2.4 % $ 29.93 $ 62,250 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.86 $ 20.95 $ 28.94 $ 37.96 $ 47.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,140 $ 43,570 $ 60,190 $ 78,960 $ 98,320


Industry profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 61,220 9.24 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Utility System Construction 15,290 2.83 $ 23.35 $ 48,570
Building Equipment Contractors 14,760 0.66 $ 26.64 $ 55,410
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,490 0.03 $ 29.97 $ 62,330
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,420 0.38 $ 42.49 $ 88,390

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 61,220 9.24 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Utility System Construction 15,290 2.83 $ 23.35 $ 48,570
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,270 2.66 $ 26.91 $ 55,980
Building Equipment Contractors 14,760 0.66 $ 26.64 $ 55,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,420 0.38 $ 42.49 $ 88,390

Top paying industries for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.09 $ 53.63 $ 111,550
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,420 0.38 $ 42.49 $ 88,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $ 35.19 $ 73,180
Telecommunications 61,220 9.24 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 290 0.04 $ 30.75 $ 63,960


Geographic profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

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



Map of employment of telecommunications line installers and repairers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 12,680 1.04 1.44 $ 28.23 $ 58,710
California 11,410 0.69 0.96 $ 35.81 $ 74,490
New York 8,860 1.02 1.42 $ 37.39 $ 77,770
Florida 5,860 0.68 0.94 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
Virginia 5,150 1.37 1.90 $ 30.82 $ 64,100


Map of location quotient of telecommunications line installers and repairers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,040 1.90 2.64 $ 35.78 $ 74,430
West Virginia 1,100 1.68 2.33 $ 32.64 $ 67,890
Virginia 5,150 1.37 1.90 $ 30.82 $ 64,100
Arkansas 1,440 1.21 1.68 $ 22.28 $ 46,340
South Dakota 500 1.19 1.66 $ 23.41 $ 48,690


Map of annual mean wages of telecommunications line installers and repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,410 0.63 0.87 $ 44.34 $ 92,220
Massachusetts 2,420 0.71 0.99 $ 42.41 $ 88,220
New York 8,860 1.02 1.42 $ 37.39 $ 77,770
Illinois 1,930 0.34 0.48 $ 36.57 $ 76,060
Vermont 170 0.59 0.82 $ 36.27 $ 75,430



Map of employment of telecommunications line installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Telecommunications Line 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 7,420 0.86 1.19 $ 41.43 $ 86,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,220 0.74 1.02 $ 33.62 $ 69,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,100 1.14 1.59 $ 29.44 $ 61,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,240 1.10 1.53 $ 34.00 $ 70,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,020 0.70 0.97 $ 30.13 $ 62,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,010 0.76 1.05 $ 38.67 $ 80,440
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,880 1.89 2.62 $ 26.14 $ 54,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,750 0.68 0.94 $ 43.45 $ 90,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,710 0.66 0.92 $ 25.31 $ 52,630
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,640 1.28 1.77 $ 23.23 $ 48,320


Map of location quotient of telecommunications line installers and repairers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 260 2.63 3.65 $ 33.26 $ 69,180
Cheyenne, WY 100 2.22 3.08 $ 25.15 $ 52,310
Urban Honolulu, HI 810 2.04 2.83 $ 36.00 $ 74,870
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,880 1.89 2.62 $ 26.14 $ 54,380
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 60 1.83 2.54 $ 31.94 $ 66,430
Evansville, IN-KY 270 1.81 2.52 $ 21.89 $ 45,530
Mansfield, OH 80 1.77 2.45 $ 24.10 $ 50,130
Roanoke, VA 260 1.77 2.45 $ 32.68 $ 67,970
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 620 1.48 2.06 $ 34.16 $ 71,050
Missoula, MT 90 1.47 2.05 $ 24.64 $ 51,250