Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

49-2021 Radio Mechanics

Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.

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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)
6,960 6.3 % $18.37 $38,210 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.34 $13.17 $17.42 $22.78 $28.38
Annual Wage (2) $21,500 $27,390 $36,230 $47,390 $59,040

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Electronic equipment repair and maintenance 1,860 $17.06 $35,490 1 10
Electronics and appliance stores 1,270 $17.04 $35,450 2 11
Wireless telecommunications carriers 1,110 $18.81 $39,120 3 7
Local government (OES designation) 490 $23.74 $49,390 4 2
Electric goods merchant wholesalers 370 $15.81 $32,890 5 12

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Rail transportation 50 $25.59 $53,230 9 1
Local government (OES designation) 490 $23.74 $49,390 4 2
Wired telecommunications carriers 90 $22.38 $46,550 7 3
Power generation and supply 40 $22.35 $46,490 11 4
Radio and television broadcasting 60 $22.06 $45,880 8 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wyoming 70 $13.96 $29,040 0.029% 256
Oregon 230 $18.13 $37,710 0.015% 255
Virginia 430 $16.99 $35,340 0.013% 309
New York 790 $20.27 $42,170 0.010% 297
Nevada 110 $20.46 $42,560 0.010% 216

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Arizona (6) $24.63 $51,230 (6) 101
Colorado (6) $24.17 $50,280 (6) 144
Washington 170 $22.92 $47,670 0.007% 221
Tennessee 170 $22.20 $46,170 0.006% 133
Nevada 110 $20.46 $42,560 0.010% 216

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 270 $17.49 $36,390 0.039%
Columbia, SC MSA 40 $18.28 $38,030 0.014%
Tacoma, WA PMSA 30 $26.08 $54,260 0.013%
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 120 $18.24 $37,940 0.013%
San Antonio, TX 80 $17.17 $35,720 0.011%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA (6) $30.55 $63,550 (6)
Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA (6) $26.51 $55,130 (6)
Tacoma, WA PMSA 30 $26.08 $54,260 0.013%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 60 $23.93 $49,780 0.005%
New York, NY PMSA 400 $23.19 $48,240 0.010%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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