Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


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)
100,080 2.3 % $26.30 $54,700 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.47 $17.50 $25.28 $35.03 $40.03
Annual Wage (2) $28,010 $36,390 $52,590 $72,870 $83,260


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)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 48,200 8.38 $30.08 $62,570
Building Equipment Contractors 20,730 1.04 $21.76 $45,260
Utility System Construction 17,410 3.55 $20.91 $43,480
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,600 2.82 $26.77 $55,680
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,450 0.38 $35.74 $74,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 48,200 8.38 $30.08 $62,570
Utility System Construction 17,410 3.55 $20.91 $43,480
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,600 2.82 $26.77 $55,680
Satellite Telecommunications 130 2.13 $24.15 $50,240
Other Telecommunications 1,160 1.57 $26.32 $54,750

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 1,450 0.38 $35.74 $74,340
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 48,200 8.38 $30.08 $62,570
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 1,080 0.89 $28.86 $60,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 910 0.07 $28.83 $59,970
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $27.59 $57,380


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 10,480 0.66 0.92 $29.63 $61,630
Texas 10,340 0.88 1.24 $24.05 $50,020
New York 8,890 0.98 1.37 $34.73 $72,230
Florida 7,080 0.86 1.21 $19.00 $39,510
Pennsylvania 5,510 0.96 1.35 $30.93 $64,330




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)
Alaska 470 1.44 2.03 $36.09 $75,070
West Virginia 1,000 1.43 2.01 $29.38 $61,110
Maryland 3,120 1.18 1.66 $29.09 $60,510
South Dakota 490 1.16 1.63 $23.34 $48,550
Oklahoma 1,690 1.07 1.50 $25.11 $52,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,270 0.66 0.92 $36.81 $76,570
Alaska 470 1.44 2.03 $36.09 $75,070
New York 8,890 0.98 1.37 $34.73 $72,230
Delaware 260 0.58 0.82 $32.58 $67,770
Vermont 150 0.48 0.67 $32.28 $67,140





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,970 1.06 1.48 $34.22 $71,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,200 1.28 1.80 $29.89 $62,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,610 0.89 1.25 $26.19 $54,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,150 0.88 1.24 $20.99 $43,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,140 0.59 0.83 $33.54 $69,760
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,710 1.27 1.79 $29.27 $60,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,670 0.66 0.92 $20.01 $41,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.36 0.51 $32.11 $66,800
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.95 1.34 $29.14 $60,620
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,410 0.99 1.39 $23.06 $47,950




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)
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 240 6.18 8.67 $32.81 $68,250
Lebanon, PA 110 2.19 3.07 $27.36 $56,910
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 200 2.19 3.07 $20.39 $42,420
Port St. Lucie, FL 280 2.06 2.88 $18.26 $37,990
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 140 1.98 2.78 $19.72 $41,010
Anchorage, AK 330 1.85 2.60 $36.47 $75,860
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 280 1.71 2.39 $19.42 $40,390
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 470 1.67 2.34 $19.07 $39,670
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 80 1.63 2.28 $22.86 $47,550
Fort Wayne, IN 340 1.61 2.26 $20.58 $42,820