Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 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 Industry 517100 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers is part of: NAICS 517000 - Telecommunications.

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NAICS 517100 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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All 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)
00-0000 All Occupations 569,180 100.00% $23.79 $25.23 $52,480 0.6 %
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 32,680 5.74% $39.87 $43.80 $91,110 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 720 0.13% (5) $76.30 $158,700 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 5,240 0.92% $52.46 $56.50 $117,520 2.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 390 0.07% $46.74 $43.22 $89,900 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,030 0.18% $46.31 $50.13 $104,270 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,870 0.33% $45.16 $47.99 $99,820 2.2 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 200 0.04% $54.51 $55.13 $114,670 3.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,350 0.24% $46.18 $44.77 $93,130 3.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,180 0.38% $47.77 $50.17 $104,350 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,420 0.25% $44.08 $48.82 $101,550 3.5 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 1,090 0.19% $38.76 $43.70 $90,900 3.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 190 0.03% $50.84 $49.27 $102,490 4.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 0.02% $36.22 $38.66 $80,420 6.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 2,260 0.40% $38.52 $45.35 $94,340 2.5 %
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 44,370 7.80% $27.63 $29.10 $60,520 1.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 0.03% $27.63 $29.71 $61,790 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,640 0.29% $26.80 $28.28 $58,820 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 940 0.17% $32.65 $33.62 $69,930 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 280 0.05% $26.33 $26.49 $55,090 2.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,060 0.19% $26.57 $27.15 $56,470 1.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 2,800 0.49% $27.85 $28.48 $59,230 1.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,840 0.50% $26.52 $27.82 $57,860 1.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 7,660 1.35% $25.98 $27.38 $56,950 1.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,130 0.55% $26.20 $28.06 $58,370 2.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 610 0.11% $27.79 $29.58 $61,530 2.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 440 0.08% $23.99 $25.06 $52,130 2.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 3,460 0.61% $29.40 $30.53 $63,510 2.3 %
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 55,870 9.82% $30.74 $31.39 $65,280 0.9 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 130 0.02% $35.83 $42.25 $87,880 16.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,300 0.40% $32.55 $33.42 $69,510 1.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 15,170 2.67% $34.45 $34.80 $72,380 1.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 5,370 0.94% $20.89 $22.70 $47,210 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 7,150 1.26% $31.10 $32.09 $66,760 1.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,500 0.26% $27.22 $29.21 $60,750 3.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 7,990 1.40% $30.69 $31.23 $64,950 1.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 5,380 0.95% $27.41 $29.00 $60,310 2.1 %
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 37,870 6.65% $28.11 $29.67 $61,710 0.9 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 0.02% $45.33 $44.69 $92,950 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 650 0.11% $30.26 $30.17 $62,740 1.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,740 0.66% $32.93 $33.12 $68,890 1.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 3,440 0.60% $32.02 $33.49 $69,660 2.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 17,090 3.00% $31.50 $32.28 $67,150 1.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 430 0.08% $28.25 $28.08 $58,400 3.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 840 0.15% $19.78 $20.53 $42,700 1.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 0.03% $27.36 $26.05 $54,180 2.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 8,830 1.55% $24.21 $23.35 $48,570 0.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 0.01% $15.85 $16.42 $34,160 3.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 4,330 0.76% $31.75 $32.38 $67,350 2.3 %
19-3011 Economists (7) (7) $24.10 $26.61 $55,340 12.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 3,670 0.64% $34.13 $33.83 $70,370 2.3 %
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 1,380 0.24% $41.87 $49.33 $102,610 4.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 730 0.13% $65.67 $67.14 $139,650 5.0 %
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 (7) (7) $24.36 $24.58 $51,120 5.1 %
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 5,030 0.88% $23.07 $25.23 $52,480 4.3 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 0.01% $24.06 $25.36 $52,760 2.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 210 0.04% $23.11 $23.11 $48,060 1.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 2,040 0.36% $22.35 $25.79 $53,640 5.2 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 80 0.01% $23.24 $23.30 $48,460 6.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 0.01% $22.56 $23.72 $49,350 3.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (7) (7) $19.66 $19.84 $41,270 5.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (7) (7) $13.33 $15.96 $33,210 6.0 %
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 0.02% $32.79 $32.27 $67,120 2.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 0.02% $32.76 $32.24 $67,050 2.5 %
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 930 0.16% $15.91 $16.65 $34,630 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards (7) (7) $15.31 $14.63 $30,430 4.8 %
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 890 0.16% $13.12 $14.30 $29,740 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 0.11% $12.00 $12.75 $26,520 3.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (7) (7) $16.81 $16.11 $33,510 5.7 %
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 71,060 12.48% $20.65 $22.74 $47,310 1.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,660 0.29% $20.85 $22.40 $46,590 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 4,320 0.76% $29.61 $31.41 $65,320 6.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 510 0.09% $8.67 $9.56 $19,880 7.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (7) (7) $15.81 $15.92 $33,110 2.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,280 0.93% $14.56 $14.82 $30,820 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 1,100 0.19% (7) (7) (7) (7)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,820 0.85% $21.57 $25.08 $52,170 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 9,900 1.74% $19.64 $21.31 $44,320 2.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 0.01% $26.49 $26.59 $55,310 1.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 2,100 0.37% $34.37 $34.60 $71,970 1.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 15,940 2.80% $16.36 $16.11 $33,500 3.4 %
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 143,750 25.26% $18.82 $18.62 $38,720 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 10,690 1.88% $26.25 $26.71 $55,560 1.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 2,150 0.38% $14.93 $14.07 $29,260 5.0 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 19,430 3.41% $17.80 $16.30 $33,910 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 5,810 1.02% $18.04 $18.22 $37,900 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,700 0.83% $17.56 $17.50 $36,400 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 420 0.07% $21.88 $21.05 $43,790 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 430 0.08% $16.38 $16.41 $34,140 1.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 46,260 8.13% $18.74 $18.49 $38,460 1.3 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,630 0.29% $19.28 $19.17 $39,870 1.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 4,100 0.72% $18.41 $18.64 $38,770 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 740 0.13% $16.83 $16.95 $35,260 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 880 0.15% $11.44 $12.66 $26,330 3.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 0.02% $11.44 $11.89 $24,730 6.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 7,730 1.36% $20.40 $20.28 $42,180 0.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 0.13% $20.00 $18.96 $39,440 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,550 0.27% $20.45 $19.73 $41,030 1.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 250 0.04% $19.96 $19.25 $40,040 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5,240 0.92% $19.11 $19.25 $40,040 0.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 190 0.03% $20.24 $20.46 $42,570 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,620 0.46% $18.34 $17.77 $36,960 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,720 0.30% $17.67 $17.66 $36,740 2.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,290 0.23% $17.98 $16.97 $35,290 4.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 230 0.04% $17.64 $17.60 $36,610 1.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 12,690 2.23% $18.04 $17.19 $35,760 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 1,400 0.25% $14.92 $17.13 $35,620 3.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 100 0.02% $24.82 $24.85 $51,690 4.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 60 0.01% $17.45 $17.92 $37,270 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 960 0.17% $13.94 $14.18 $29,500 1.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 0.01% $25.50 $24.10 $50,120 5.1 %
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 166,670 29.28% $24.53 $24.10 $50,130 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 13,200 2.32% $30.01 $30.18 $62,780 0.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 350 0.06% $15.18 $17.00 $35,360 9.7 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 180 0.03% $22.86 $22.86 $47,540 2.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 95,270 16.74% $24.40 $23.87 $49,650 0.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 500 0.09% $21.07 $20.97 $43,620 3.5 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 80 0.01% $12.81 $12.50 $26,010 3.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,150 0.20% $25.10 $24.80 $51,590 2.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 0.02% $20.78 $20.59 $42,820 2.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 0.02% $24.33 $23.89 $49,690 1.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,460 0.26% $19.41 $19.65 $40,880 2.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 8,020 1.41% $24.13 $22.98 $47,800 0.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 44,190 7.76% $24.29 $23.48 $48,840 0.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 270 0.05% $22.23 $21.79 $45,320 2.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (7) (7) $11.72 $12.10 $25,180 4.2 %
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 740 0.13% $26.64 $25.47 $52,980 4.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 90 0.02% $38.30 $35.96 $74,790 3.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 0.01% $25.23 $23.74 $49,380 11.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 0.04% $29.92 $27.61 $57,430 3.7 %
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 2,050 0.36% $23.31 $23.26 $48,380 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators (7) (7) $31.40 $30.76 $63,980 4.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer (7) (7) $25.75 $24.85 $51,690 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services (7) (7) $20.77 $20.24 $42,090 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (7) (7) $16.12 $15.26 $31,740 6.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 260 0.05% $17.93 $15.90 $33,080 2.7 %

About November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) 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 24, 2004

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