Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
146,410 3.2 % $19.63 $40,840 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.91 $14.16 $19.72 $25.16 $28.37
Annual Wage (2) $22,690 $29,450 $41,020 $52,340 $59,020

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Wired telecommunications carriers 44,190 $23.48 $48,840
Building equipment contractors 26,570 $16.64 $34,620
Cable and other program distribution 25,990 $17.40 $36,190
Utility system construction 13,020 $15.57 $32,380
Cable and other subscription programming 10,780 $18.96 $39,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Data processing and related services 60 $26.78 $55,700
Power generation and supply 370 $25.78 $53,620
Scientific research and development services (7) $25.04 $52,090
Accounting and bookkeeping services 50 $24.15 $50,240
Wired telecommunications carriers 44,190 $23.48 $48,840

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
Oklahoma 2,870 $18.51 $38,510 0.203%
Massachusetts 6,150 $24.20 $50,330 0.196%
New Hampshire 1,170 $21.56 $44,850 0.193%
Texas 15,180 $18.78 $39,070 0.164%
Nevada 1,780 $21.85 $45,440 0.164%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 270 $26.24 $54,580 0.093%
New York 13,460 $24.52 $50,990 0.163%
Massachusetts 6,150 $24.20 $50,330 0.196%
Illinois 8,390 $22.91 $47,660 0.147%
Rhode Island 720 $22.46 $46,720 0.151%

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
San Angelo, TX MSA 220 $19.71 $40,990 0.512%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 490 $23.42 $48,720 0.401%
Johnstown, PA MSA 310 $17.37 $36,140 0.372%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 610 $16.96 $35,280 0.327%
Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME PMSA 360 $21.15 $44,000 0.294%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 130 $28.96 $60,230 0.094%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 2,290 $26.21 $54,530 0.193%
Jamestown, NY MSA (7) $25.96 $54,000 (7)
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 3,390 $25.52 $53,090 0.179%
New Bedford, MA PMSA 170 $25.19 $52,390 0.265%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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