Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 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.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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

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NAICS 517100 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 552,560 100.00% $24.49 $25.94 $53,960 0.6 %
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Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 22,000 3.98% $45.44 $49.68 $103,320 1.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 790 0.14% (5) $77.52 $161,240 1.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,030 0.73% $52.02 $56.69 $117,910 1.9 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 370 0.07% $48.19 $44.24 $92,030 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,030 0.19% $48.27 $51.12 $106,320 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,240 0.41% $47.22 $49.89 $103,770 2.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 220 0.04% $55.80 $56.38 $117,280 2.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 810 0.15% $39.65 $41.31 $85,920 1.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,840 0.51% $49.14 $51.29 $106,680 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,550 0.28% $45.02 $48.11 $100,060 2.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 160 0.03% $42.53 $45.79 $95,240 2.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 140 0.03% $54.62 $54.19 $112,720 2.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 240 0.04% $49.82 $51.77 $107,670 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 210 0.04% $44.91 $52.25 $108,670 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 0.02% $48.13 $50.20 $104,410 3.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 0.01% $41.89 $46.22 $96,130 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 0.02% $46.43 $44.40 $92,360 2.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,410 0.26% $47.49 $51.39 $106,890 4.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 0.01% $46.31 $46.15 $95,990 5.6 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 40,170 7.27% $28.50 $29.99 $62,380 0.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 260 0.05% $29.13 $31.99 $66,550 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,060 0.37% $28.70 $29.41 $61,170 1.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,330 0.24% $32.75 $33.80 $70,300 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 310 0.06% $27.27 $27.67 $57,540 2.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 920 0.17% $27.77 $28.45 $59,180 1.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,290 0.23% $29.83 $30.08 $62,570 1.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,700 0.49% $28.19 $29.32 $60,990 0.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 1,090 0.20% $33.56 $32.86 $68,350 2.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,290 0.23% $34.37 $34.02 $70,770 1.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 8,120 1.47% $26.64 $28.29 $58,840 1.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 11,700 2.12% $29.17 $30.07 $62,550 1.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,550 0.64% $27.98 $29.58 $61,520 1.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 610 0.11% $29.43 $30.40 $63,230 1.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 650 0.12% $26.39 $27.33 $56,860 2.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 3,340 0.60% $30.93 $31.68 $65,890 2.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 550 0.10% $27.72 $29.22 $60,770 2.0 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,160 11.43% $32.41 $32.81 $68,250 0.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 2,570 0.47% $32.67 $33.55 $69,790 1.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 18,440 3.34% $35.76 $36.14 $75,180 1.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 4,910 0.89% $20.83 $23.00 $47,840 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 8,290 1.50% $31.99 $33.00 $68,630 1.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 1,680 0.30% $29.61 $30.59 $63,640 1.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 8,380 1.52% $31.31 $31.83 $66,200 0.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 6,380 1.15% $31.31 $32.02 $66,600 1.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 1,800 0.33% $21.49 $23.74 $49,380 1.6 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,630 0.29% $26.69 $28.42 $59,120 1.3 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 35,970 6.51% $28.86 $30.54 $63,520 0.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 710 0.13% $30.67 $30.64 $63,730 1.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,930 0.71% $34.92 $35.63 $74,120 0.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,750 0.32% $32.30 $33.64 $69,980 1.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 16,150 2.92% $32.47 $33.58 $69,840 1.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 510 0.09% $32.04 $32.23 $67,050 1.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 830 0.15% $32.56 $33.22 $69,090 2.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 910 0.16% $19.94 $20.43 $42,500 1.5 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 650 0.12% $23.78 $23.56 $49,000 1.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 9,360 1.69% $24.64 $24.00 $49,920 1.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 780 0.14% $31.07 $29.07 $60,470 1.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 0.01% $15.94 $16.93 $35,210 3.9 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3,740 0.68% $35.74 $35.25 $73,330 1.5 %
19-3011 Economists (8) (8) $21.45 $24.98 $51,950 10.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 3,440 0.62% $36.85 $36.16 $75,220 1.4 %
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Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,470 0.27% $37.62 $46.79 $97,320 2.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 680 0.12% $64.63 $66.35 $138,000 3.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 210 0.04% $28.62 $29.87 $62,140 1.6 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 200 0.04% $27.59 $28.85 $60,010 4.3 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,420 0.44% $26.24 $27.35 $56,890 2.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 240 0.04% $23.49 $23.56 $49,010 1.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 970 0.18% $30.09 $30.55 $63,550 2.3 %
27-3041 Editors 100 0.02% $21.61 $21.98 $45,720 2.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 90 0.02% $27.61 $28.27 $58,790 3.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 0.01% $26.01 $27.03 $56,230 6.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) (8) $14.02 $16.94 $35,240 10.0 %
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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 110 0.02% $33.91 $33.37 $69,420 1.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 90 0.02% $35.00 $34.91 $72,610 1.3 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 440 0.08% $16.87 $19.20 $39,930 7.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 240 0.04% $15.17 $14.64 $30,450 5.8 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 820 0.15% $13.03 $14.14 $29,420 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 0.11% $12.18 $13.28 $27,610 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $17.26 $16.56 $34,450 5.0 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 73,890 13.37% $21.97 $24.09 $50,110 1.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,350 0.24% $21.52 $24.18 $50,300 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 2,860 0.52% $36.10 $38.21 $79,470 2.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 470 0.09% $7.82 $8.92 $18,560 5.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) (8) $16.09 $16.21 $33,710 2.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,240 0.95% $14.73 $14.82 $30,830 2.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 28,720 5.20% $26.37 $28.15 $58,550 1.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,090 0.74% $22.22 $26.51 $55,150 4.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 6,810 1.23% $20.89 $23.09 $48,030 2.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 0.01% $28.58 $27.95 $58,150 1.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 2,800 0.51% $36.20 $36.46 $75,840 1.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 16,130 2.92% $17.71 $16.81 $34,970 3.1 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 141,670 25.64% $19.19 $18.98 $39,480 0.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 10,710 1.94% $26.86 $27.40 $57,000 0.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 620 0.11% $11.11 $12.03 $25,020 3.8 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 17,840 3.23% $17.40 $15.78 $32,820 1.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 5,050 0.91% $18.15 $18.23 $37,910 1.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,850 0.33% $16.61 $16.96 $35,280 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,790 1.05% $17.71 $17.57 $36,540 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 490 0.09% $21.53 $21.17 $44,040 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 220 0.04% $16.18 $16.42 $34,160 1.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 49,910 9.03% $19.29 $18.95 $39,410 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,680 0.30% $19.77 $19.23 $40,000 1.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 4,500 0.81% $18.64 $18.82 $39,150 1.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 750 0.14% $17.07 $17.15 $35,670 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 0.12% $11.50 $12.67 $26,350 2.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 8,310 1.50% $20.67 $20.68 $43,020 0.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 0.13% $20.20 $19.10 $39,730 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,240 0.22% $20.13 $19.41 $40,370 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 190 0.03% $22.47 $19.96 $41,510 4.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5,000 0.90% $19.50 $19.68 $40,940 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 0.03% $20.77 $20.99 $43,670 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,710 0.49% $19.15 $18.43 $38,340 1.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,690 0.31% $19.17 $19.38 $40,310 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 1,290 0.23% $18.56 $17.12 $35,610 5.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 11,730 2.12% $18.32 $17.33 $36,040 1.0 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 290 0.05% $20.18 $19.62 $40,800 2.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,840 0.33% $19.32 $19.10 $39,720 1.3 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,120 0.20% $15.03 $16.58 $34,480 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 70 0.01% $23.70 $23.43 $48,720 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 900 0.16% $14.43 $14.61 $30,400 1.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 30 0.01% $15.04 $20.15 $41,900 13.5 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $24.54 $23.93 $49,770 3.3 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 164,180 29.71% $25.04 $24.74 $51,450 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 13,530 2.45% $30.86 $30.92 $64,310 0.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 200 0.04% $19.03 $18.55 $38,590 4.9 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 130 0.02% $24.41 $24.09 $50,100 1.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 95,650 17.31% $24.92 $24.56 $51,080 0.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 630 0.11% $20.95 $21.10 $43,890 4.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 0.01% $12.22 $12.66 $26,340 7.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 620 0.11% $24.99 $24.55 $51,060 1.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 0.01% $21.17 $21.33 $44,360 2.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 0.03% $24.66 $24.24 $50,410 1.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,600 0.29% $21.35 $20.93 $43,520 3.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 8,840 1.60% $24.15 $23.07 $47,980 0.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40,440 7.32% $24.80 $24.12 $50,170 0.9 %
49-9061 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 260 0.05% $15.00 $13.66 $28,420 5.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 270 0.05% $22.44 $21.93 $45,610 1.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 410 0.07% $11.49 $12.09 $25,140 2.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 1,250 0.23% $19.53 $19.39 $40,320 2.8 %
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Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 540 0.10% $28.18 $27.09 $56,350 4.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 150 0.03% $23.52 $24.47 $50,900 3.1 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 860 0.16% $21.80 $22.20 $46,170 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators (8) (8) $31.58 $30.63 $63,710 4.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 170 0.03% $24.46 $23.21 $48,270 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 230 0.04% $21.57 $20.63 $42,920 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 260 0.05% $19.04 $17.58 $36,570 1.9 %

About May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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 wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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