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

49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Install, set up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers’ property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings. Excludes “Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers” (49-9052).


National estimates for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Industry profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Geographic profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

National estimates for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
172,830 1.8 % $ 29.02 $ 60,350 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.48 $ 22.62 $ 29.02 $ 36.78 $ 39.74
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,360 $ 47,040 $ 60,370 $ 76,490 $ 82,660


Industry profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 115,990 17.52 $ 30.37 $ 63,160
Building Equipment Contractors 23,090 1.03 $ 25.38 $ 52,780
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 5,050 0.37 $ 27.45 $ 57,100
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,630 4.50 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Employment Services 4,510 0.13 $ 22.16 $ 46,090

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 115,990 17.52 $ 30.37 $ 63,160
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 3,700 7.77 $ 28.11 $ 58,460
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,630 4.50 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Building Equipment Contractors 23,090 1.03 $ 25.38 $ 52,780
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 5,050 0.37 $ 27.45 $ 57,100

Top paying industries for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $ 44.51 $ 92,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 200 0.03 $ 40.17 $ 83,560
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 400 0.11 $ 37.46 $ 77,930
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,270 0.04 $ 34.99 $ 72,780
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 930 0.04 $ 32.49 $ 67,580


Geographic profile for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

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



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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 17,580 1.06 0.87 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Texas 16,560 1.35 1.10 $ 25.93 $ 53,930
Florida 15,220 1.77 1.44 $ 25.27 $ 52,570
Illinois 9,640 1.72 1.40 $ 28.93 $ 60,160
Georgia 8,280 1.89 1.54 $ 28.63 $ 59,550


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


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 730 2.48 2.02 $ 41.65 $ 86,630
Georgia 8,280 1.89 1.54 $ 28.63 $ 59,550
Mississippi 2,070 1.88 1.53 $ 29.45 $ 61,250
Florida 15,220 1.77 1.44 $ 25.27 $ 52,570
Illinois 9,640 1.72 1.40 $ 28.93 $ 60,160


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


Top paying states for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 730 2.48 2.02 $ 41.65 $ 86,630
Massachusetts 3,200 0.94 0.77 $ 38.20 $ 79,460
New York 7,520 0.87 0.71 $ 35.39 $ 73,620
Rhode Island 590 1.29 1.05 $ 35.26 $ 73,350
District of Columbia 510 0.77 0.63 $ 34.90 $ 72,590



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


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers:

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 7,550 0.87 0.71 $ 35.12 $ 73,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,700 1.58 1.29 $ 30.33 $ 63,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,920 1.65 1.35 $ 26.31 $ 54,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,830 1.02 0.83 $ 32.16 $ 66,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,630 2.18 1.77 $ 29.81 $ 62,000
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,350 2.18 1.78 $ 25.26 $ 52,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,830 1.32 1.08 $ 26.48 $ 55,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,380 1.15 0.94 $ 32.20 $ 66,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,020 1.14 0.93 $ 30.69 $ 63,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,850 1.35 1.10 $ 28.65 $ 59,590


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


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 610 3.79 3.09 $ 42.38 $ 88,140
Manchester, NH 340 3.25 2.65 $ 37.40 $ 77,780
Valdosta, GA 150 2.91 2.37 $ 23.66 $ 49,210
Cheyenne, WY 130 2.82 2.30 $ 31.49 $ 65,510
Monroe, LA 200 2.74 2.24 $ 27.43 $ 57,060
Wilmington, NC 350 2.72 2.21 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Saginaw, MI 210 2.68 2.18 $ 24.58 $ 51,120
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 130 2.58 2.10 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
Jackson, MS 610 2.48 2.02 $ 29.42 $ 61,200
Corvallis, OR 80 2.30 1.87 $ 24.97 $ 51,930