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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
2,100 6.7 % $20.87 $43,410 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.66 $15.32 $19.74 $24.91 $32.37
Annual Wage (2) $24,260 $31,860 $41,050 $51,800 $67,330


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) 370 0.02 $21.38 $44,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $26.01 $54,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 140 0.00 $17.95 $37,350
Telecommunications 130 0.02 $20.91 $43,490
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $22.31 $46,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.38 $44,470
Telecommunications 130 0.02 $20.91 $43,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $26.01 $54,110
Business Support Services 70 0.01 $15.14 $31,490
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $22.31 $46,410

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 70 (7) $33.52 $69,730
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $27.73 $57,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $26.01 $54,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $25.29 $52,610
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 30 (7) $22.61 $47,030


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)
New York 320 0.03 2.32 $13.99 $29,090
Nevada 240 0.18 12.29 (8) (8)
California 190 0.01 0.77 $26.08 $54,250
Tennessee 140 0.05 3.15 $21.07 $43,820
Kentucky 130 0.07 4.80 $19.83 $41,240




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)
Nevada 240 0.18 12.29 (8) (8)
Kentucky 130 0.07 4.80 $19.83 $41,240
West Virginia 40 0.05 3.60 $20.29 $42,210
Tennessee 140 0.05 3.15 $21.07 $43,820
Utah 60 0.04 3.05 $19.13 $39,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 190 0.01 0.77 $26.08 $54,250
Virginia 40 0.01 0.70 $26.07 $54,220
Pennsylvania 30 0.01 0.36 $23.39 $48,650
Maryland 50 0.02 1.22 $21.94 $45,640
Illinois 50 0.01 0.52 $21.34 $44,390





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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 240 0.24 16.50 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 1.05 $26.50 $55,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 50 0.00 0.34 $24.01 $49,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.60 $19.74 $41,060
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.75 $19.85 $41,290




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 240 0.24 16.50 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 1.05 $26.50 $55,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.75 $19.85 $41,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.60 $19.74 $41,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 50 0.00 0.34 $24.01 $49,940




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 1.05 $26.50 $55,120
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $25.48 $52,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 50 0.00 0.34 $24.01 $49,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30 0.01 0.75 $19.85 $41,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.60 $19.74 $41,060


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019