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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
14,370 5.8 % $27.80 $57,820 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.46 $19.76 $26.62 $35.21 $44.00
Annual Wage (2) $32,150 $41,100 $55,380 $73,240 $91,530


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)
Telecommunications 4,750 0.66 $31.71 $65,960
Utility System Construction 2,200 0.39 $22.65 $47,120
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,530 1.48 $22.34 $46,460
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,010 0.07 $25.08 $52,160
Building Equipment Contractors 1,010 0.05 $24.34 $50,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,530 1.48 $22.34 $46,460
Telecommunications 4,750 0.66 $31.71 $65,960
Utility System Construction 2,200 0.39 $22.65 $47,120
Electronics and Appliance Stores 970 0.20 $28.83 $59,960
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.11 $27.37 $56,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.04 $36.16 $75,220
Business Support Services 100 0.01 $35.33 $73,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $34.80 $72,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 600 0.01 $32.84 $68,300
Telecommunications 4,750 0.66 $31.71 $65,960


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)
Texas 1,850 0.15 1.52 $24.68 $51,340
New Jersey 1,060 0.26 2.65 $27.31 $56,810
California 990 0.06 0.58 $33.09 $68,830
Florida 690 0.08 0.80 $26.84 $55,820
Pennsylvania 670 0.11 1.16 $34.29 $71,330




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)
New Jersey 1,060 0.26 2.65 $27.31 $56,810
Tennessee 620 0.21 2.11 $34.64 $72,040
Vermont 60 0.20 2.04 $28.83 $59,960
Oklahoma 330 0.20 2.07 $24.58 $51,120
Maine 110 0.19 1.91 $18.40 $38,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $42.34 $88,080
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $37.55 $78,110
Connecticut 40 0.03 0.27 $35.13 $73,060
Tennessee 620 0.21 2.11 $34.64 $72,040
Pennsylvania 670 0.11 1.16 $34.29 $71,330





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,030 0.11 1.09 $29.81 $62,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 630 0.17 1.77 $27.00 $56,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 560 0.19 1.99 $31.81 $66,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.16 1.67 $23.65 $49,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.49 $41.20 $85,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 330 0.22 2.21 $28.63 $59,550
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 290 0.11 1.13 $28.42 $59,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.10 1.07 $29.38 $61,100
Kansas City, MO-KS 260 0.24 2.49 $21.84 $45,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 230 0.07 0.74 $32.53 $67,650




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 210 0.28 2.88 $28.58 $59,460
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.27 2.73 $21.03 $43,750
Akron, OH 80 0.25 2.52 $30.11 $62,630
Kansas City, MO-KS 260 0.24 2.49 $21.84 $45,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 330 0.22 2.21 $28.63 $59,550
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.21 2.17 $25.57 $53,190
Urban Honolulu, HI 90 0.20 2.05 $30.71 $63,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 560 0.19 1.99 $31.81 $66,160
Tulsa, OK 80 0.17 1.77 $22.60 $47,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 630 0.17 1.77 $27.00 $56,170




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)
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $43.44 $90,350
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (8) (8) (8) $41.88 $87,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.49 $41.20 $85,700
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $39.32 $81,790
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $34.87 $72,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $33.88 $70,460
Burlington-South Burlington, VT (8) (8) (8) $32.56 $67,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 230 0.07 0.74 $32.53 $67,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 560 0.19 1.99 $31.81 $66,160
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.06 0.60 $31.69 $65,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.74 7.59 $23.10 $48,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.68 $18.89 $39,300
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 8.75 $18.74 $38,980
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 4.63 $26.24 $54,580

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.86 8.75 $18.74 $38,980
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.74 7.59 $23.10 $48,040
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 4.63 $26.24 $54,580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 3.68 $18.89 $39,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.31 $63,040
West Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.49 $61,340
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.54 $57,290
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 4.63 $26.24 $54,580
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.55 $48,990


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.

(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: March 31, 2020