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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


National estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
98,950 1.8 % $ 33.19 $ 69,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.32 $ 23.34 $ 31.08 $ 43.99 $ 48.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,180 $ 48,540 $ 64,640 $ 91,500 $ 101,120


Industry profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 60,910 9.41 $ 36.90 $ 76,740
Utility System Construction 14,830 2.57 $ 25.56 $ 53,170
Building Equipment Contractors 13,910 0.57 $ 26.62 $ 55,370
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,430 0.03 $ 34.31 $ 71,360
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,360 0.05 $ 26.24 $ 54,580

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 60,910 9.41 $ 36.90 $ 76,740
Utility System Construction 14,830 2.57 $ 25.56 $ 53,170
Building Equipment Contractors 13,910 0.57 $ 26.62 $ 55,370
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,180 0.30 $ 41.44 $ 86,180
Media Streaming Distribution Services, Social Networks, and Other Media Networks and Content Providers 390 0.17 $ 29.70 $ 61,770

Top paying industries for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 130 0.12 $ 54.70 $ 113,770
Business Support Services 50 0.01 $ 45.55 $ 94,730
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,180 0.30 $ 41.44 $ 86,180
Telecommunications 60,910 9.41 $ 36.90 $ 76,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 560 0.07 $ 34.72 $ 72,210


Geographic profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

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



Map of employment of telecommunications line installers and repairers by state, May 2023


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,050 0.62 0.94 $ 37.71 $ 78,440
Texas 9,640 0.71 1.09 $ 29.99 $ 62,370
New York 9,200 0.98 1.50 $ 42.01 $ 87,380
Florida 7,460 0.78 1.20 $ 26.72 $ 55,580
Virginia 4,780 1.20 1.84 $ 34.26 $ 71,250


Map of location quotient of telecommunications line installers and repairers by state, May 2023


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,300 1.89 2.90 $ 36.20 $ 75,300
Rhode Island 720 1.47 2.25 $ 44.46 $ 92,490
Virginia 4,780 1.20 1.84 $ 34.26 $ 71,250
Maryland 2,640 0.99 1.51 $ 39.63 $ 82,430
New York 9,200 0.98 1.50 $ 42.01 $ 87,380


Map of annual mean wages of telecommunications line installers and repairers by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 400 0.65 1.00 $ 49.92 $ 103,840
New Jersey 2,930 0.70 1.07 $ 44.68 $ 92,930
Rhode Island 720 1.47 2.25 $ 44.46 $ 92,490
Massachusetts 2,650 0.73 1.12 $ 44.37 $ 92,290
District of Columbia 370 0.53 0.81 $ 42.94 $ 89,320



Map of employment of telecommunications line installers and repairers by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Telecommunications Line 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 8,170 0.86 1.32 $ 45.42 $ 94,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,070 0.99 1.53 $ 38.62 $ 80,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,010 0.49 0.75 $ 36.46 $ 75,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,690 0.68 1.04 $ 32.69 $ 68,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,180 0.68 1.05 $ 28.69 $ 59,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,060 0.90 1.38 $ 26.82 $ 55,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,960 0.69 1.06 $ 41.30 $ 85,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,920 0.70 1.07 $ 44.77 $ 93,120
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,840 1.30 2.00 $ 26.45 $ 55,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,830 0.41 0.62 $ 36.85 $ 76,650


Map of location quotient of telecommunications line installers and repairers by area, May 2023


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Homosassa Springs, FL 90 2.62 4.02 (8) (8)
Roanoke, VA 290 1.92 2.94 $ 37.88 $ 78,780
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 190 1.65 2.53 $ 32.21 $ 67,000
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 200 1.52 2.33 $ 35.69 $ 74,240
Jonesboro, AR 90 1.48 2.27 $ 35.73 $ 74,320
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 640 1.46 2.25 $ 36.04 $ 74,960
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.37 2.10 $ 44.32 $ 92,190
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 760 1.34 2.06 $ 44.93 $ 93,450
Lubbock, TX 200 1.30 2.00 $ 26.63 $ 55,380
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,840 1.30 2.00 $ 26.45 $ 55,010


Map of annual mean wages of telecommunications line installers and repairers by area, May 2023


Top paying metropolitan areas for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Honolulu, HI 230 0.52 0.80 $ 52.66 $ 109,530
Chico, CA 60 0.83 1.27 $ 47.72 $ 99,250
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 40 0.51 0.78 $ 46.89 $ 97,520
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.60 0.92 $ 46.62 $ 96,980
Merced, CA 50 0.66 1.02 $ 46.51 $ 96,740
Trenton, NJ 120 0.51 0.78 $ 45.95 $ 95,580
Redding, CA 50 0.70 1.08 $ 45.76 $ 95,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,170 0.86 1.32 $ 45.42 $ 94,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 600 0.53 0.81 $ 45.33 $ 94,280
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 760 1.34 2.06 $ 44.93 $ 93,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 320 2.39 3.66 $ 35.53 $ 73,910
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 220 0.86 1.31 $ 25.22 $ 52,460
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 220 1.17 1.80 $ 27.40 $ 57,000
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 220 1.15 1.76 $ 32.70 $ 68,010
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 1.06 1.62 $ 24.60 $ 51,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 320 2.39 3.66 $ 35.53 $ 73,910
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.96 3.01 $ 36.84 $ 76,630
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 1.76 2.69 $ 34.10 $ 70,940
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 1.74 2.67 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area