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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


National estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
122,480 2.9 % $ 29.74 $ 61,860 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.43 $ 19.74 $ 28.30 $ 39.44 $ 47.04
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,180 $ 41,060 $ 58,870 $ 82,030 $ 97,840


Industry profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 75,820 10.95 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Building Equipment Contractors 18,100 0.83 $ 25.03 $ 52,050
Utility System Construction 16,490 2.96 $ 22.70 $ 47,210
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,810 0.48 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,720 3.43 $ 30.04 $ 62,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 75,820 10.95 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,720 3.43 $ 30.04 $ 62,490
Utility System Construction 16,490 2.96 $ 22.70 $ 47,210
Building Equipment Contractors 18,100 0.83 $ 25.03 $ 52,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,810 0.48 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 530 0.02 $ 34.05 $ 70,820
Telecommunications 75,820 10.95 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,720 3.43 $ 30.04 $ 62,490
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 140 0.01 $ 29.73 $ 61,830
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,470 0.07 $ 29.42 $ 61,200


Geographic profile for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 16,120 1.33 1.51 $ 27.77 $ 57,770
California 15,780 0.96 1.09 $ 34.21 $ 71,160
New York 10,890 1.25 1.42 $ 35.36 $ 73,540
Florida 6,210 0.74 0.84 $ 22.12 $ 46,020
Virginia 6,210 1.68 1.90 $ 31.33 $ 65,160




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 4,370 1.73 1.97 $ 34.24 $ 71,220
Alaska 510 1.71 1.94 $ 33.45 $ 69,580
Virginia 6,210 1.68 1.90 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
South Dakota 640 1.56 1.77 $ 24.83 $ 51,640
Texas 16,120 1.33 1.51 $ 27.77 $ 57,770




Top paying states for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 4,430 1.17 1.33 $ 43.29 $ 90,050
Massachusetts 2,700 0.81 0.92 $ 41.62 $ 86,570
Pennsylvania 5,290 0.96 1.09 $ 37.57 $ 78,140
District of Columbia 440 0.64 0.72 $ 36.77 $ 76,490
Hawaii 720 1.25 1.42 $ 35.44 $ 73,700





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,700 1.21 1.38 $ 39.22 $ 81,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,580 1.83 2.08 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,810 1.00 1.13 $ 31.55 $ 65,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,760 1.58 1.79 $ 33.85 $ 70,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,680 1.36 1.55 $ 40.78 $ 84,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,740 0.92 1.05 $ 35.51 $ 73,860
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,430 1.89 2.14 $ 31.30 $ 65,110
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,950 1.94 2.20 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,880 1.71 1.94 $ 39.80 $ 82,790
Pittsburgh, PA 1,760 1.65 1.88 $ 36.46 $ 75,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jacksonville, NC 220 4.91 5.58 $ 22.51 $ 46,820
Beckley, WV 140 3.57 4.05 $ 35.55 $ 73,950
Redding, CA 180 2.85 3.24 $ 40.75 $ 84,770
Anchorage, AK 420 2.53 2.88 $ 33.16 $ 68,970
Madera, CA 110 2.36 2.68 $ 34.95 $ 72,700
Evansville, IN-KY 340 2.30 2.62 $ 21.74 $ 45,220
The Villages, FL 70 2.19 2.49 $ 18.86 $ 39,230
Johnson City, TN 150 1.95 2.21 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,950 1.94 2.20 $ 26.71 $ 55,550
Rapid City, SD 120 1.93 2.19 $ 26.20 $ 54,500




Top paying metropolitan areas for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fresno, CA 550 1.47 1.67 $ 44.74 $ 93,060
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 44.13 $ 91,790
Champaign-Urbana, IL (8) (8) (8) $ 42.79 $ 89,000
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 42.56 $ 88,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,760 0.68 0.77 $ 41.92 $ 87,200
Lawton, OK (8) (8) (8) $ 41.32 $ 85,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,680 1.36 1.55 $ 40.78 $ 84,810
Redding, CA 180 2.85 3.24 $ 40.75 $ 84,770
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 500 1.02 1.15 $ 40.57 $ 84,390
Kingston, NY 50 0.94 1.07 $ 40.47 $ 84,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 610 2.49 2.83 $ 24.74 $ 51,460
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 400 2.07 2.36 $ 28.47 $ 59,220
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 300 1.95 2.21 $ 31.41 $ 65,340
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 290 2.78 3.16 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.33 2.64 $ 23.71 $ 49,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 2.88 3.27 $ 33.60 $ 69,890
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.78 3.16 $ 21.35 $ 44,410
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 290 2.78 3.16 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 610 2.49 2.83 $ 24.74 $ 51,460
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.33 2.64 $ 23.71 $ 49,310

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 42.31 $ 88,000
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 39.87 $ 82,920
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.17 1.33 $ 39.42 $ 82,000
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.51 1.71 $ 38.87 $ 80,850
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 1.05 1.20 $ 38.62 $ 80,320


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021