Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

All communications equipment operators not listed separately.


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)
2,150 5.9 % $20.15 $41,910 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.99 $14.33 $19.06 $25.06 $29.67
Annual Wage (2) $24,940 $29,810 $39,640 $52,130 $61,720


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $20.75 $43,160
State Government (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $20.47 $42,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 0.00 $18.27 $38,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 160 0.00 $23.36 $48,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $27.40 $56,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $20.47 $42,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $20.75 $43,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $27.40 $56,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 160 0.00 $23.36 $48,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 0.00 $18.27 $38,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $27.40 $56,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 160 (7) $23.36 $48,590
Wired Telecommunications Carriers (8) (8) $21.34 $44,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $20.75 $43,160
State Government (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $20.47 $42,580


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 300 0.02 1.21 $19.67 $40,910
Florida 240 0.03 1.89 $16.06 $33,400
New Jersey 180 0.05 3.03 $26.03 $54,150
Illinois 100 0.02 1.11 $21.37 $44,460
Tennessee 100 0.03 2.16 $20.01 $41,630




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)
New Jersey 180 0.05 3.03 $26.03 $54,150
Tennessee 100 0.03 2.16 $20.01 $41,630
Nebraska 30 0.03 2.24 $20.31 $42,240
Florida 240 0.03 1.89 $16.06 $33,400
Louisiana 30 0.02 1.16 $18.19 $37,850




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 180 0.05 3.03 $26.03 $54,150
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $23.59 $49,080
Illinois 100 0.02 1.11 $21.37 $44,460
Nebraska 30 0.03 2.24 $20.31 $42,240
Texas 70 0.01 0.40 $20.12 $41,850





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.50 $25.47 $52,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.71 $18.19 $37,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.78 $22.93 $47,700
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.79 $26.14 $54,380
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 4.93 $18.57 $38,630




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 4.93 $18.57 $38,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.79 $26.14 $54,380
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.50 $25.47 $52,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.71 $18.19 $37,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.78 $22.93 $47,700




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.79 $26.14 $54,380
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.50 $25.47 $52,970
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $24.71 $51,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.78 $22.93 $47,700
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 4.93 $18.57 $38,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.71 $18.19 $37,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.33 $33,960


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017