Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
233,690 1.4 % $26.46 $55,030 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.95 $19.19 $25.67 $33.82 $38.72
Annual Wage (2) $31,100 $39,920 $53,380 $70,350 $80,530


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 160,350 20.52 $27.05 $56,260
Building Equipment Contractors 30,290 1.47 $23.80 $49,510
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 6,850 12.83 $26.31 $54,730
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 6,170 0.47 $25.02 $52,050
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,420 4.27 $21.14 $43,970

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 160,350 20.52 $27.05 $56,260
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 6,850 12.83 $26.31 $54,730
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 4,420 4.27 $21.14 $43,970
Building Equipment Contractors 30,290 1.47 $23.80 $49,510
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 6,170 0.47 $25.02 $52,050

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 (8) (8) $32.99 $68,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 220 0.03 $32.92 $68,470
Rail Transportation 50 0.02 $31.82 $66,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,650 0.05 $30.97 $64,420
Electronics and Appliance Stores 680 0.13 $30.31 $63,040


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 35,370 2.12 1.29 $27.11 $56,380
Texas 24,410 2.05 1.25 $23.37 $48,600
Florida 18,050 2.14 1.31 $24.42 $50,800
New York 12,480 1.36 0.83 $32.57 $67,750
Illinois 9,230 1.56 0.95 $27.68 $57,580




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)
Alabama 4,420 2.30 1.40 $25.68 $53,420
Alaska 710 2.22 1.35 $36.39 $75,690
Mississippi 2,400 2.14 1.31 $26.01 $54,090
Florida 18,050 2.14 1.31 $24.42 $50,800
California 35,370 2.12 1.29 $27.11 $56,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 710 2.22 1.35 $36.39 $75,690
Rhode Island 440 0.93 0.57 $35.73 $74,310
Massachusetts 3,310 0.94 0.57 $35.30 $73,430
New Hampshire 1,300 2.00 1.22 $33.28 $69,230
District of Columbia 180 0.26 0.16 $32.71 $68,050



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,620 2.40 1.46 $27.18 $56,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,250 1.23 0.75 $32.73 $68,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,520 3.02 1.84 $23.51 $48,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,840 1.60 0.97 $29.18 $60,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,750 2.20 1.34 $27.21 $56,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,260 1.80 1.10 $23.86 $49,630
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 2.22 1.35 $26.43 $54,960
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,510 2.43 1.48 $31.34 $65,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,500 2.44 1.49 $24.56 $51,080
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,370 2.78 1.70 $20.26 $42,150


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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)
Manchester, NH 830 7.40 4.52 $35.79 $74,440
Saginaw, MI 530 6.25 3.81 $26.00 $54,070
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 260 6.00 3.66 $21.81 $45,370
Monroe, LA 340 4.38 2.67 $25.06 $52,130
Bay City, MI 140 4.21 2.57 $20.60 $42,850
Cheyenne, WY 190 4.20 2.56 $25.10 $52,210
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 480 4.11 2.51 $25.45 $52,940
Corpus Christi, TX 730 3.86 2.35 $18.82 $39,140
Clarksville, TN-KY 310 3.74 2.28 $21.26 $44,230
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,170 3.37 2.05 $23.19 $48,230