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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,980 5.8 % $20.63 $42,910 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.35 $15.11 $19.94 $25.44 $30.42
Annual Wage (2) $23,600 $31,430 $41,480 $52,920 $63,280


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.11 $43,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 200 0.00 $17.73 $36,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 0.00 $24.19 $50,320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $24.58 $51,130
Telecommunications 130 0.02 $20.82 $43,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.11 $43,900
Telecommunications 130 0.02 $20.82 $43,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $24.58 $51,130
Business Support Services 50 0.01 $16.50 $34,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 0.00 $24.19 $50,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $30.23 $62,880
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $26.77 $55,680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $24.58 $51,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 190 (7) $24.19 $50,320
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.11 $43,900


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)
New York 240 0.03 1.84 $14.11 $29,360
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.92 $26.20 $54,510
California 160 0.01 0.70 $28.09 $58,420
Illinois 90 0.02 1.12 $20.75 $43,160
Florida 80 0.01 0.67 $20.30 $42,220




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)
West Virginia 40 0.06 4.67 $17.10 $35,570
Utah 70 0.05 3.65 $18.90 $39,320
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.92 $26.20 $54,510
Tennessee 80 0.03 1.91 $20.50 $42,650
New York 240 0.03 1.84 $14.11 $29,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 160 0.01 0.70 $28.09 $58,420
New Jersey 160 0.04 2.92 $26.20 $54,510
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $24.02 $49,960
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 0.47 $21.54 $44,800
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $21.04 $43,760



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.52 $25.95 $53,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.83 $24.29 $50,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 1.08 $26.97 $56,100


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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 1.08 $26.97 $56,100
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.52 $25.95 $53,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.83 $24.29 $50,530


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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 40 0.01 1.08 $26.97 $56,100
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.52 $25.95 $53,980
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $25.10 $52,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.83 $24.29 $50,530


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