Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
15,310 5.5 % $27.43 $57,050 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.72 $20.20 $26.92 $34.47 $40.07
Annual Wage (2) $32,690 $42,010 $56,000 $71,710 $83,340


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 6,390 0.82 $30.15 $62,720
Utility System Construction 1,660 0.33 $22.95 $47,730
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,560 1.51 $23.28 $48,420
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,090 0.08 $25.02 $52,040
Building Equipment Contractors 900 0.04 $24.35 $50,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,560 1.51 $23.28 $48,420
Telecommunications 6,390 0.82 $30.15 $62,720
Utility System Construction 1,660 0.33 $22.95 $47,730
Electronics and Appliance Stores 590 0.12 $27.31 $56,810
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,090 0.08 $25.02 $52,040

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 80 0.02 $35.43 $73,690
Business Support Services 140 0.02 $34.36 $71,460
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $32.64 $67,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 660 0.01 $31.22 $64,930
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $30.87 $64,210


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 2,160 0.18 1.69 $24.85 $51,690
California 1,410 0.08 0.79 $27.22 $56,630
Virginia 570 0.15 1.41 $26.38 $54,880
Washington 570 0.18 1.67 $31.16 $64,800
Ohio 550 0.10 0.96 $29.01 $60,330




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)
Wyoming 80 0.31 2.93 $26.68 $55,490
Oklahoma 470 0.30 2.79 $22.86 $47,540
Alabama 430 0.23 2.10 $20.52 $42,670
Colorado 510 0.20 1.86 $28.01 $58,270
Washington 570 0.18 1.67 $31.16 $64,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $36.11 $75,100
New Jersey 340 0.09 0.79 $33.61 $69,910
Maryland 440 0.16 1.53 $33.07 $68,790
Massachusetts 520 0.15 1.37 $32.16 $66,890
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 0.80 $32.11 $66,800



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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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.33 3.11 $25.24 $52,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.20 1.84 $31.81 $66,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 420 0.21 1.97 $25.49 $53,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.23 2.12 $30.53 $63,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 330 0.11 1.06 $27.76 $57,740
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 300 0.17 1.54 $33.17 $68,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.05 0.42 $39.37 $81,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 250 0.34 3.13 $27.57 $57,340
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 230 0.24 2.23 $28.02 $58,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.15 1.38 $31.21 $64,920


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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)
Greeley, CO 90 0.92 8.57 $23.06 $47,970
Anchorage, AK 140 0.79 7.32 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 250 0.34 3.13 $27.57 $57,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.33 3.11 $25.24 $52,500
Lynchburg, VA 30 0.31 2.85 $16.82 $34,990
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.29 2.71 $23.78 $49,460
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 230 0.24 2.23 $28.02 $58,280
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.24 2.24 $21.12 $43,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.23 2.12 $30.53 $63,510
Portland-South Portland, ME 40 0.21 1.91 $22.79 $47,400


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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 300 0.05 0.42 $39.37 $81,890
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $38.26 $79,580
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $35.62 $74,080
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.46 $73,760
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $33.94 $70,590
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.07 0.68 $33.88 $70,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 300 0.17 1.54 $33.17 $68,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.93 $68,500
Longview, WA (8) (8) (8) $32.27 $67,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $32.27 $67,120

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 1.02 9.54 $22.99 $47,820
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 7.33 $30.15 $62,720
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 3.89 $25.60 $53,240
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 5.63 $30.08 $62,560

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 1.02 9.54 $22.99 $47,820
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 7.33 $30.15 $62,720
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 5.63 $30.08 $62,560
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 3.89 $25.60 $53,240

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 50 0.79 7.33 $30.15 $62,720
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 5.63 $30.08 $62,560
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.09 $56,350
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 3.89 $25.60 $53,240
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 1.02 9.54 $22.99 $47,820


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018