Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 517100 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 517100 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers.

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NAICS 517100 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 613,920 100.00% $23.10 $24.43 $50,820 0.5 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 46,930 7.64% $37.42 $40.55 $84,330 0.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,020 0.17% (5) $81.35 $169,210 2.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 7,070 1.15% $43.05 $47.12 $98,000 3.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 700 0.11% $40.95 $40.87 $85,010 2.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,920 0.31% $39.88 $42.29 $87,970 2.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,480 0.40% $38.16 $40.42 $84,080 1.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 380 0.06% $43.65 $44.84 $93,270 2.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 2,020 0.33% $35.59 $36.58 $76,090 1.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,320 0.54% $42.05 $44.31 $92,160 1.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,320 0.38% $38.69 $41.90 $87,140 1.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 3,530 0.57% $37.10 $40.04 $83,280 2.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 430 0.07% $43.57 $44.55 $92,660 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 280 0.05% $33.75 $35.23 $73,290 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 340 0.06% $35.49 $38.98 $81,070 3.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 0.03% $32.46 $34.75 $72,280 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 2,940 0.48% $36.32 $40.40 $84,040 1.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 53,990 8.79% $26.69 $28.07 $58,390 1.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 200 0.03% $26.38 $28.01 $58,250 2.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,260 0.21% $26.04 $27.52 $57,250 2.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 540 0.09% $34.51 $34.98 $72,750 2.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 0.05% $25.66 $26.30 $54,710 2.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,070 0.17% $24.51 $25.23 $52,480 1.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,570 0.26% $25.91 $26.51 $55,140 1.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,370 0.39% $25.97 $26.93 $56,010 1.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 9,480 1.54% $25.08 $26.03 $54,130 1.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 0.01% $23.25 $22.51 $46,820 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,340 0.54% $25.93 $28.11 $58,470 2.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 590 0.10% $26.73 $27.93 $58,090 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 230 0.04% $19.39 $20.83 $43,320 2.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 3,300 0.54% $27.19 $28.13 $58,510 2.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 47,070 7.67% $28.92 $29.69 $61,760 0.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,300 0.37% $30.42 $31.06 $64,600 1.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 5,470 0.89% $32.46 $32.88 $68,390 1.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 11,810 1.92% $32.94 $33.20 $69,050 1.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 6,210 1.01% $21.76 $22.55 $46,890 1.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 4,750 0.77% $29.92 $30.76 $63,980 1.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,870 0.30% $26.82 $27.88 $57,980 1.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 7,800 1.27% $28.71 $29.12 $60,560 1.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 3,270 0.53% $27.17 $28.32 $58,910 1.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,200 0.20% $24.50 $25.78 $53,620 1.4 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 35,260 5.74% $26.60 $27.97 $58,180 0.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 0.02% $43.61 $43.41 $90,300 2.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 400 0.07% $29.16 $29.64 $61,650 1.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 4,750 0.77% $31.12 $31.50 $65,530 1.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 2,160 0.35% $29.53 $31.10 $64,690 1.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 9,720 1.58% $30.13 $30.73 $63,910 0.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 80 0.01% $23.23 $23.24 $48,330 6.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 530 0.09% $28.17 $28.64 $59,580 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 0.00% $32.46 $33.66 $70,010 5.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 570 0.09% $19.46 $19.77 $41,120 1.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 10,990 1.79% $23.85 $23.65 $49,200 1.1 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (6) (6) $18.28 $19.46 $40,470 2.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 60 0.01% $26.21 $25.03 $52,070 1.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3,280 0.53% $28.76 $29.74 $61,870 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 2,500 0.41% $31.87 $31.56 $65,650 2.5 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,530 0.25% $43.50 $49.40 $102,750 3.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 840 0.14% $62.71 $67.05 $139,470 2.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 290 0.05% $28.00 $28.54 $59,360 1.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 150 0.02% $22.47 $23.77 $49,440 1.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 5,360 0.87% $28.70 $27.83 $57,890 2.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 0.01% $22.55 $22.33 $46,440 2.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 270 0.04% $22.11 $21.92 $45,590 1.7 %
27-3010 Announcers 50 0.01% $10.12 $12.19 $25,360 4.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,090 0.18% $23.95 $26.37 $54,860 2.6 %
27-3041 Editors 130 0.02% $21.27 $22.86 $47,550 4.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 80 0.01% $22.77 $23.73 $49,360 4.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 50 0.01% $21.74 $23.16 $48,170 1.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 480 0.08% $23.47 $21.80 $45,350 2.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (6) (6) $13.09 $15.70 $32,650 6.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 90 0.01% $32.51 $32.20 $66,980 1.7 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 0.01% $32.47 $32.16 $66,890 1.8 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,100 0.18% $15.54 $16.45 $34,210 3.1 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 360 0.06% $18.38 $19.46 $40,480 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 550 0.09% $11.47 $12.07 $25,110 4.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,090 0.18% $14.64 $15.20 $31,610 2.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 0.10% $11.63 $12.53 $26,060 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (6) (6) $17.08 $16.52 $34,350 4.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 63,110 10.28% $19.91 $21.57 $44,870 1.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,350 0.22% $22.79 $24.34 $50,620 3.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 660 0.11% $8.23 $9.52 $19,800 6.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (6) (6) $15.20 $15.17 $31,550 2.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,960 0.65% $15.90 $15.70 $32,660 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 700 0.11% $16.74 $21.21 $44,120 7.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 10,450 1.70% $18.50 $20.20 $42,020 2.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,560 0.25% $33.19 $33.78 $70,260 1.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 9,280 1.51% $16.90 $16.92 $35,190 2.6 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 169,990 27.69% $18.33 $18.22 $37,900 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 12,910 2.10% $25.18 $25.52 $53,080 0.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 1,840 0.30% $10.85 $11.86 $24,670 3.7 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 21,270 3.46% $16.82 $15.67 $32,600 1.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 6,640 1.08% $17.74 $17.45 $36,290 1.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 3,180 0.52% $17.17 $17.66 $36,730 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,740 0.61% $16.50 $16.30 $33,910 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,300 0.21% $20.10 $19.18 $39,890 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 160 0.03% $15.69 $15.83 $32,920 2.4 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 300 0.05% $26.24 $22.41 $46,610 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 52,060 8.48% $18.74 $18.41 $38,290 0.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,580 0.26% $17.55 $16.63 $34,580 1.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 3,920 0.64% $17.16 $17.55 $36,500 1.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,280 0.21% $16.35 $16.38 $34,070 1.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 0.01% $11.90 $12.23 $25,450 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 7,690 1.25% $20.13 $20.00 $41,600 0.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 600 0.10% $17.31 $16.48 $34,280 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,030 0.33% $19.82 $19.53 $40,630 1.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 220 0.04% $16.78 $16.70 $34,730 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5,270 0.86% $19.02 $19.15 $39,820 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 230 0.04% $21.63 $21.57 $44,870 1.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,990 0.49% $18.04 $17.47 $36,330 1.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 2,530 0.41% $17.64 $17.40 $36,190 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,150 0.19% $18.59 $17.48 $36,360 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 16,340 2.66% $17.65 $16.95 $35,260 1.0 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 850 0.14% $20.48 $20.07 $41,740 1.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,750 0.29% $15.10 $17.43 $36,260 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 0.03% $27.22 $26.81 $55,770 2.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 40 0.01% $16.43 $15.95 $33,180 6.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,010 0.16% $13.59 $13.94 $28,990 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 70 0.01% $11.24 $14.23 $29,590 4.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 0.01% $26.79 $26.56 $55,240 2.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 179,660 29.26% $24.27 $23.81 $49,520 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 14,040 2.29% $28.22 $28.46 $59,210 0.9 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 90 0.01% $22.13 $22.38 $46,550 2.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 93,530 15.23% $24.07 $23.44 $48,760 0.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 440 0.07% $22.47 $21.00 $43,670 6.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 150 0.02% $23.49 $23.60 $49,090 1.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,360 0.22% $24.93 $24.40 $50,750 1.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 0.01% $21.22 $21.45 $44,620 1.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,810 0.46% $21.10 $20.59 $42,830 1.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 9,200 1.50% $23.80 $22.84 $47,500 0.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 46,820 7.63% $24.20 $23.20 $48,250 0.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 230 0.04% $22.02 $22.21 $46,200 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 400 0.07% $13.02 $13.57 $28,220 4.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,570 0.26% $22.63 $23.80 $49,510 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 160 0.03% $37.08 $35.06 $72,920 3.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (6) (6) $22.13 $22.37 $46,530 7.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 470 0.08% $23.70 $24.90 $51,790 1.9 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,970 0.32% $20.22 $20.46 $42,550 4.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators (6) (6) $30.69 $29.96 $62,310 4.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 300 0.05% $24.70 $23.81 $49,530 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 400 0.07% $21.02 $20.58 $42,800 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 420 0.07% $17.81 $16.13 $33,560 3.2 %

About 2002 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(5) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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