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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,700 4.9 % $ 30.05 $ 62,500 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.74 $ 22.71 $ 29.02 $ 37.40 $ 46.74
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,900 $ 47,230 $ 60,360 $ 77,800 $ 97,210


Industry profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 4,420 0.67 $ 34.46 $ 71,670
Utility System Construction 1,620 0.30 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,460 0.35 $ 31.62 $ 65,760
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,140 0.08 $ 24.80 $ 51,580
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 960 0.94 $ 23.20 $ 48,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 960 0.94 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
Telecommunications 4,420 0.67 $ 34.46 $ 71,670
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,460 0.35 $ 31.62 $ 65,760
Utility System Construction 1,620 0.30 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.08 $ 33.46 $ 69,600

Top paying industries for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 140 0.02 $ 44.13 $ 91,780
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $ 43.36 $ 90,190
Telecommunications 4,420 0.67 $ 34.46 $ 71,670
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.08 $ 33.46 $ 69,600
Rail Transportation 160 0.07 $ 32.36 $ 67,300


Geographic profile for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

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



Map of employment of radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,360 0.08 0.84 $ 34.45 $ 71,660
Texas 1,220 0.10 1.02 $ 31.10 $ 64,680
New Jersey 930 0.24 2.49 $ 35.15 $ 73,110
Ohio 840 0.16 1.66 $ 29.53 $ 61,420
North Carolina 680 0.15 1.57 $ 27.01 $ 56,180


Map of location quotient of radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 150 0.35 3.59 $ 18.61 $ 38,710
Alaska 90 0.31 3.22 $ 30.35 $ 63,120
Oregon 480 0.26 2.70 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
New Jersey 930 0.24 2.49 $ 35.15 $ 73,110
Oklahoma 350 0.22 2.31 $ 23.53 $ 48,930


Map of annual mean wages of radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 310 0.06 0.57 $ 45.55 $ 94,740
Wisconsin 90 0.03 0.34 $ 43.97 $ 91,460
Connecticut 70 0.04 0.44 $ 39.22 $ 81,580
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $ 37.21 $ 77,390
Washington 440 0.14 1.42 $ 36.66 $ 76,260



Map of employment of radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment 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 630 0.07 0.74 $ 38.15 $ 79,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 490 0.19 1.90 $ 29.08 $ 60,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 450 0.13 1.29 $ 33.14 $ 68,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380 0.07 0.69 $ 34.33 $ 71,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.12 1.23 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 290 0.15 1.57 $ 37.54 $ 78,080
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.11 1.15 $ 32.27 $ 67,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 290 0.25 2.62 $ 29.38 $ 61,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 280 0.13 1.36 $ 25.23 $ 52,480
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 260 0.36 3.71 $ 29.69 $ 61,750


Map of location quotient of radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 70 0.45 4.58 $ 30.37 $ 63,170
Charleston, WV 40 0.39 4.04 $ 21.29 $ 44,290
Salem, OR 60 0.38 3.91 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 260 0.36 3.71 $ 29.69 $ 61,750
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 0.31 3.15 $ 24.55 $ 51,060
Akron, OH 90 0.30 3.08 $ 24.77 $ 51,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 290 0.25 2.62 $ 29.38 $ 61,110
Tulsa, OK 100 0.24 2.46 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Reno, NV 60 0.24 2.45 $ 26.76 $ 55,650
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.23 2.39 $ 30.85 $ 64,170


Map of annual mean wages of radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 210 0.05 0.52 $ 45.85 $ 95,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.03 0.34 $ 39.65 $ 82,470
Trenton, NJ 40 0.19 1.94 $ 38.51 $ 80,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 630 0.07 0.74 $ 38.15 $ 79,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.12 1.27 $ 37.58 $ 78,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 290 0.15 1.57 $ 37.54 $ 78,080
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $ 37.17 $ 77,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 200 0.07 0.70 $ 35.84 $ 74,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.08 0.84 $ 35.70 $ 74,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.16 1.69 $ 34.68 $ 72,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 1.43 $ 28.92 $ 60,160
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 4.28 $ 26.94 $ 56,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.78 $ 22.24 $ 46,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 4.28 $ 26.94 $ 56,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.78 $ 22.24 $ 46,260
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 1.43 $ 28.92 $ 60,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 1.43 $ 28.92 $ 60,160
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 28.56 $ 59,410
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 4.28 $ 26.94 $ 56,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.78 $ 22.24 $ 46,260


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022