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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


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)
120,900 2.8 % $28.69 $59,670 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.67 $18.88 $27.29 $38.14 $45.62
Annual Wage (2) $32,590 $39,270 $56,750 $79,340 $94,880


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 71,590 9.97 $31.61 $65,750
Utility System Construction 18,740 3.28 $23.05 $47,950
Building Equipment Contractors 18,100 0.81 $23.50 $48,890
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,670 0.08 $25.51 $53,060
Employment Services 1,460 0.04 $23.82 $49,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 71,590 9.97 $31.61 $65,750
Utility System Construction 18,740 3.28 $23.05 $47,950
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,140 2.15 $26.04 $54,170
Building Equipment Contractors 18,100 0.81 $23.50 $48,890
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 110 0.11 $24.51 $50,980

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 (8) (8) $39.68 $82,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises 560 0.02 $32.05 $66,660
Telecommunications 71,590 9.97 $31.61 $65,750
Warehousing and Storage (8) (8) $30.54 $63,520
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $28.95 $60,210


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 14,790 1.19 1.45 $26.48 $55,080
California 14,760 0.85 1.03 $31.89 $66,340
New York 11,750 1.23 1.50 $34.12 $70,960
Pennsylvania 6,500 1.10 1.34 $34.37 $71,490
Virginia 6,160 1.59 1.93 $29.30 $60,950




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)
Maryland 4,760 1.76 2.14 $32.92 $68,460
Virginia 6,160 1.59 1.93 $29.30 $60,950
Alaska 490 1.54 1.87 $31.62 $65,770
South Dakota 650 1.53 1.86 $22.89 $47,600
West Virginia 970 1.38 1.67 $30.99 $64,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,610 1.13 1.37 $42.09 $87,550
Massachusetts 3,420 0.94 1.15 $39.56 $82,280
Hawaii 590 0.92 1.12 $34.90 $72,590
District of Columbia 520 0.73 0.88 $34.52 $71,800
Pennsylvania 6,500 1.10 1.34 $34.37 $71,490





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 11,510 1.19 1.45 $38.08 $79,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,970 1.63 1.98 $24.10 $50,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,200 1.63 1.99 $32.58 $67,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,900 0.78 0.95 $29.76 $61,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,060 1.41 1.72 $36.50 $75,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,560 0.84 1.02 $32.47 $67,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,420 0.86 1.05 $39.47 $82,100
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,350 1.71 2.08 $30.19 $62,790
Pittsburgh, PA 2,050 1.78 2.16 $32.93 $68,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,970 1.73 2.10 $38.75 $80,610




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)
Jacksonville, NC 220 4.72 5.73 $21.77 $45,280
Anchorage, AK 400 2.30 2.79 $30.95 $64,370
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 960 2.13 2.58 $29.73 $61,850
Killeen-Temple, TX 290 2.08 2.53 $27.07 $56,310
Harrisonburg, VA 120 1.91 2.32 $29.23 $60,790
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 500 1.88 2.28 $24.73 $51,440
Richmond, VA 1,210 1.85 2.25 $31.96 $66,470
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 580 1.84 2.23 $27.39 $56,960
St. Cloud, MN 190 1.79 2.18 $22.03 $45,820
Pittsburgh, PA 2,050 1.78 2.16 $32.93 $68,490