Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.


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)
14,120 4.8 % $25.78 $53,620 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.99 $18.89 $25.23 $32.64 $37.95
Annual Wage (2) $31,190 $39,290 $52,480 $67,890 $78,930


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)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 4,160 3.44 $29.00 $60,310
Utility System Construction 1,500 0.31 $24.43 $50,810
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,440 1.39 $21.54 $44,810
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,010 0.18 $24.39 $50,740
Building Equipment Contractors 970 0.05 $23.98 $49,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 4,160 3.44 $29.00 $60,310
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,440 1.39 $21.54 $44,810
Other Telecommunications 390 0.52 $23.89 $49,690
Utility System Construction 1,500 0.31 $24.43 $50,810
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 970 0.30 $23.62 $49,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 50 0.02 $35.27 $73,360
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $33.78 $70,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 670 0.01 $30.27 $62,970
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 4,160 3.44 $29.00 $60,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $27.60 $57,400


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 1,410 0.12 1.20 $23.06 $47,970
California 1,400 0.09 0.87 $26.94 $56,030
Washington 690 0.23 2.24 $29.52 $61,400
Ohio 660 0.12 1.22 $28.61 $59,500
Florida 550 0.07 0.67 $25.30 $52,620




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)
Nebraska 350 0.36 3.59 $24.03 $49,980
Wyoming 80 0.29 2.85 $24.36 $50,670
Washington 690 0.23 2.24 $29.52 $61,400
Alabama 420 0.22 2.19 $24.09 $50,110
Hawaii 140 0.21 2.13 $24.52 $51,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 270 0.03 0.29 $32.64 $67,900
Alaska 60 0.20 1.96 $30.59 $63,630
Pennsylvania 400 0.07 0.69 $30.57 $63,580
Washington 690 0.23 2.24 $29.52 $61,400
Michigan 200 0.05 0.48 $29.38 $61,100





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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 480 0.30 3.02 $29.59 $61,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 440 0.23 2.25 $24.53 $51,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.16 1.57 $23.37 $48,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 380 0.15 1.48 $27.72 $57,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.93 $22.04 $45,850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 290 0.16 1.62 $29.99 $62,380
Columbus, OH 280 0.28 2.74 $30.78 $64,020
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.51 5.09 $25.21 $52,430
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 250 0.35 3.43 $27.15 $56,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 1.00 $28.32 $58,920




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)
Longview, WA 40 1.06 10.55 $28.83 $59,970
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.51 5.09 $25.21 $52,430
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.48 4.73 $28.44 $59,160
Evansville, IN-KY 70 0.47 4.67 $26.01 $54,100
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.44 4.38 $27.82 $57,860
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.44 4.40 $21.13 $43,940
Johnson City, TN 30 0.40 3.97 $20.99 $43,670
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 130 0.38 3.81 $22.22 $46,230
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 250 0.35 3.43 $27.15 $56,480
Lynchburg, VA 30 0.35 3.50 $18.45 $38,380




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.03 0.32 $38.22 $79,500
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $35.00 $72,800
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $34.65 $72,080
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.43 $33.91 $70,540
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.07 0.65 $32.41 $67,420
Columbus, OH 280 0.28 2.74 $30.78 $64,020
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 290 0.16 1.62 $29.99 $62,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.89 $62,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 480 0.30 3.02 $29.59 $61,540
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 0.81 $29.32 $60,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 7.72 $23.96 $49,830
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 5.83 $25.99 $54,070
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 4.40 $24.59 $51,160
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 6.90 $28.26 $58,780
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.51 $16.79 $34,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 7.72 $23.96 $49,830
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 6.90 $28.26 $58,780
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 5.83 $25.99 $54,070
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 4.40 $24.59 $51,160
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 3.51 $24.60 $51,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 6.90 $28.26 $58,780
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 5.83 $25.99 $54,070
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 3.51 $24.60 $51,160
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 4.40 $24.59 $51,160
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 7.72 $23.96 $49,830


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.

(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