Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

String and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming.

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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)
156,160 2.3 % $19.02 $39,560 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.31 $13.36 $19.06 $24.70 $27.70
Annual Wage (2) $21,440 $27,790 $39,640 $51,380 $57,620

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 46,820 $23.20 $48,250 1 7
Building equipment contractors 29,450 $15.99 $33,250 2 31
Cable and other program distribution 27,950 $16.07 $33,430 3 30
Utility system construction 12,630 $14.64 $30,450 4 38
Cable and other subscription programming 11,540 $18.84 $39,180 5 22

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 120 $26.29 $54,680 24 1
Power generation and supply 510 $25.75 $53,570 18 2
Satellite telecommunications 940 $24.75 $51,470 12 3
Automotive repair and maintenance 40 $24.56 $51,090 35 4
Accounting and bookkeeping services 40 $24.36 $50,670 36 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
New York 19,170 $23.95 $49,820 0.231% 226
Arkansas 2,200 $14.17 $29,470 0.196% 281
Massachusetts 6,010 $24.00 $49,910 0.188% 194
Texas 16,690 $18.43 $38,330 0.182% 257
Oklahoma 2,320 $18.56 $38,610 0.163% 193

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Massachusetts 6,010 $24.00 $49,910 0.188% 194
New York 19,170 $23.95 $49,820 0.231% 226
Alaska 290 $23.12 $48,090 0.101% 160
Kansas 2,060 $22.42 $46,630 0.158% 114
California 14,890 $21.31 $44,330 0.103% 290

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
Athens, GA MSA 210 $13.99 $29,100 0.303%
San Angelo, TX MSA 130 $19.05 $39,620 0.290%
Sarasota-Bradenton, FL MSA 780 $17.52 $36,440 0.284%
Springfield, MA MSA 710 $19.24 $40,020 0.282%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 350 $20.20 $42,020 0.280%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Amarillo, TX MSA (6) $25.75 $53,560 (6)
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 250 $25.50 $53,040 0.110%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 3,810 $25.04 $52,070 0.200%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 240 $25.00 $52,000 0.155%
Topeka, KS MSA 140 $24.65 $51,270 0.142%

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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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