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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

27-4013 Radio Operators

Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment. Excludes "Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs" (49-2021).


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)
770 6.5 % $21.39 $44,490 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.19 $14.25 $21.31 $27.91 $32.29
Annual Wage (2) $21,190 $29,640 $44,330 $58,060 $67,160


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 230 0.00 $24.56 $51,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $24.51 $50,990
Radio and Television Broadcasting 160 0.07 (8) (8)
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 40 0.09 $20.21 $42,030

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 0.09 $20.21 $42,030
Radio and Television Broadcasting 160 0.07 (8) (8)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $24.51 $50,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 230 0.00 $24.56 $51,080

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) 230 (7) $24.56 $51,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $24.51 $50,990
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 40 0.09 $20.21 $42,030


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)
Minnesota 120 0.04 8.18 $25.61 $53,270
Ohio 80 0.01 2.69 $19.68 $40,940
Louisiana 80 0.04 7.34 $16.18 $33,660
New York 40 0.00 0.77 (8) (8)
Missouri 30 0.01 2.27 $32.41 $67,420




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)
Minnesota 120 0.04 8.18 $25.61 $53,270
Louisiana 80 0.04 7.34 $16.18 $33,660
Ohio 80 0.01 2.69 $19.68 $40,940
Missouri 30 0.01 2.27 $32.41 $67,420
New York 40 0.00 0.77 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 30 0.01 2.27 $32.41 $67,420
Minnesota 120 0.04 8.18 $25.61 $53,270
Ohio 80 0.01 2.69 $19.68 $40,940
Louisiana 80 0.04 7.34 $16.18 $33,660



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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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 10.35 $25.51 $53,070


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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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 10.35 $25.51 $53,070


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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.96 $56,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 10.35 $25.51 $53,070


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018