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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
208,480 1.9 % $28.15 $58,560 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.91 $20.95 $27.84 $35.33 $41.17
Annual Wage (2) $33,090 $43,570 $57,910 $73,480 $85,620


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 138,980 19.35 $29.35 $61,050
Building Equipment Contractors 28,400 1.28 $24.22 $50,370
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 5,690 0.40 $25.28 $52,590
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 5,350 10.05 $28.47 $59,210
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,430 4.29 $21.82 $45,380

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 138,980 19.35 $29.35 $61,050
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 5,350 10.05 $28.47 $59,210
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,430 4.29 $21.82 $45,380
Building Equipment Contractors 28,400 1.28 $24.22 $50,370
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 5,690 0.40 $25.28 $52,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $36.62 $76,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 370 0.10 $34.60 $71,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 160 0.02 $33.88 $70,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,500 0.05 $31.46 $65,440
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $31.15 $64,800


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)
California 26,340 1.52 1.07 $30.06 $62,530
Texas 20,450 1.65 1.16 $26.45 $55,010
Florida 19,780 2.25 1.58 $26.07 $54,230
Georgia 9,850 2.20 1.55 $25.80 $53,660
New York 9,690 1.02 0.72 $34.32 $71,390




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)
Mississippi 2,950 2.62 1.84 $24.60 $51,160
Florida 19,780 2.25 1.58 $26.07 $54,230
Georgia 9,850 2.20 1.55 $25.80 $53,660
Hawaii 1,320 2.07 1.46 $31.10 $64,700
Louisiana 3,790 1.97 1.39 $28.13 $58,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 500 0.69 0.49 $40.38 $84,000
Massachusetts 2,670 0.74 0.52 $36.87 $76,690
Alaska 550 1.72 1.21 $34.37 $71,500
New York 9,690 1.02 0.72 $34.32 $71,390
New Hampshire 730 1.10 0.78 $33.04 $68,720





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 9,340 0.97 0.68 $34.64 $72,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,350 1.34 0.94 $30.41 $63,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,020 2.19 1.55 $28.09 $58,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,710 2.45 1.72 $26.45 $55,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,580 1.19 0.84 $30.88 $64,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,130 1.94 1.37 $28.37 $59,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,060 1.33 0.94 $26.54 $55,200
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,510 2.63 1.85 $23.79 $49,480
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,440 2.66 1.87 $24.82 $51,630
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,150 2.11 1.49 $31.29 $65,090