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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
118,200 2.9 % $28.36 $59,000 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.88 $18.49 $28.02 $37.41 $44.44
Annual Wage (2) $30,950 $38,460 $58,280 $77,820 $92,440


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 67,640 8.96 $31.79 $66,130
Building Equipment Contractors 19,230 0.90 $22.60 $47,000
Utility System Construction 18,140 3.42 $22.81 $47,450
Employment Services 1,670 0.05 $23.82 $49,550
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,660 0.08 $25.01 $52,020

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 67,640 8.96 $31.79 $66,130
Utility System Construction 18,140 3.42 $22.81 $47,450
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,230 2.28 $27.53 $57,250
Building Equipment Contractors 19,230 0.90 $22.60 $47,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,580 0.11 $23.74 $49,390

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) $37.97 $78,970
Telecommunications 67,640 8.96 $31.79 $66,130
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 140 0.01 $28.42 $59,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,200 0.02 $27.55 $57,300
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,230 2.28 $27.53 $57,250


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 15,660 1.29 1.58 $25.10 $52,220
California 13,340 0.78 0.96 $31.83 $66,200
New York 10,220 1.09 1.33 $35.02 $72,840
Virginia 6,850 1.79 2.19 $29.36 $61,070
Pennsylvania 6,660 1.14 1.39 $33.43 $69,530




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 5,100 1.90 2.33 $31.28 $65,060
Virginia 6,850 1.79 2.19 $29.36 $61,070
South Dakota 650 1.55 1.89 $23.90 $49,710
West Virginia 1,030 1.48 1.81 $28.53 $59,350
New Jersey 5,570 1.37 1.68 $40.45 $84,130




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 5,570 1.37 1.68 $40.45 $84,130
Massachusetts 3,340 0.94 1.15 $38.96 $81,030
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $35.75 $74,360
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $35.54 $73,920
New York 10,220 1.09 1.33 $35.02 $72,840





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 11,270 1.19 1.45 $38.56 $80,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,430 1.80 2.21 $23.61 $49,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,130 1.96 2.40 $31.56 $65,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,110 1.44 1.76 $35.70 $74,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,000 0.65 0.80 $29.85 $62,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,550 0.92 1.13 $38.23 $79,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,470 0.83 1.01 $27.11 $56,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,260 1.65 2.02 $29.02 $60,370
Pittsburgh, PA 2,120 1.85 2.26 $32.90 $68,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,880 1.68 2.06 $38.84 $80,790




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 250 3.61 4.42 $16.65 $34,620
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 720 2.78 3.40 $24.98 $51,950
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,010 2.24 2.74 $27.85 $57,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,130 1.96 2.40 $31.56 $65,640
Richmond, VA 1,260 1.95 2.38 $31.72 $65,970
Fresno, CA 730 1.93 2.36 $38.73 $80,550
Jefferson City, MO 140 1.88 2.30 $21.78 $45,300
Pittsburgh, PA 2,120 1.85 2.26 $32.90 $68,430
Fort Wayne, IN 390 1.80 2.20 $19.49 $40,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,430 1.80 2.21 $23.61 $49,110