Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Set-up, rearrange, or remove switching and dialing equipment used in central offices. Service or repair telephones and other communication equipment on customers' property. May install equipment in new locations or install wiring and telephone jacks in buildings under construction.

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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)
195,680 1.9 % $21.90 $45,550 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.27 $18.07 $22.78 $26.38 $29.09
Annual Wage (2) $27,600 $37,590 $47,380 $54,860 $60,500

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
Wired telecommunications carriers 93,530 $23.44 $48,760 1 11
Building equipment contractors 12,520 $15.79 $32,850 2 55
Wireless telecommunications carriers 7,680 $22.20 $46,180 3 15
Cable and other program distribution 7,440 $18.64 $38,770 4 38
Computer systems design and related services 5,500 $24.94 $51,870 5 5

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 410 $26.88 $55,910 27 1
Scientific research and development services 50 $26.12 $54,320 45 2
Office administrative services (6) $25.77 $53,610 (6) 3
Warehousing and storage 830 $25.28 $52,580 19 4
Computer systems design and related services 5,500 $24.94 $51,870 5 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
Colorado 6,180 $23.50 $48,890 0.290% 157
Iowa 3,470 $21.21 $44,110 0.246% 147
Arizona 5,050 $22.66 $47,140 0.225% 131
Utah 2,250 $22.53 $46,870 0.216% 140
Oklahoma 3,070 $21.24 $44,170 0.215% 127

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 580 $27.11 $56,390 0.202% 93
New York 14,660 $26.80 $55,740 0.177% 174
New Jersey 7,420 $25.37 $52,780 0.192% 196
Massachusetts 6,450 $25.09 $52,190 0.202% 172
Colorado 6,180 $23.50 $48,890 0.290% 157

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
Cedar Rapids, IA MSA 930 $22.98 $47,800 0.804%
Lubbock, TX MSA 820 $19.86 $41,300 0.696%
Lawrence, KS MSA 210 $20.60 $42,840 0.443%
Denver, CO PMSA 4,170 $23.44 $48,760 0.367%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 1,080 $21.40 $44,510 0.358%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 340 $28.35 $58,980 0.248%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 2,140 $27.56 $57,310 0.180%
Rochester, NY MSA 1,270 $27.02 $56,200 0.248%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 40 $26.65 $55,440 0.076%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 3,460 $26.39 $54,880 0.181%

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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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