Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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)
148,740 2.6 % $20.46 $42,560 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.23 $14.51 $20.46 $26.33 $30.86
Annual Wage (2) $23,350 $30,190 $42,560 $54,770 $64,180

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 44,440 $25.54 $53,120
Cable and other program distribution 26,560 $18.15 $37,760
Building equipment contractors 25,020 $17.24 $35,850
Utility system construction 14,920 $15.52 $32,280
Cable and other subscription programming 12,450 $18.56 $38,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of companies and enterprises (7) $26.33 $54,760
Data processing and related services 140 $26.06 $54,210
Satellite telecommunications 1,030 $25.65 $53,360
Wired telecommunications carriers 44,440 $25.54 $53,120
Power generation and supply (7) $24.82 $51,630

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
New York 16,060 $27.11 $56,400 0.193%
Virginia 6,410 $20.47 $42,570 0.183%
New Hampshire 1,120 $24.44 $50,840 0.181%
Oklahoma 2,510 $18.46 $38,390 0.175%
South Dakota 630 $16.70 $34,740 0.170%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 240 $27.25 $56,680 0.081%
New York 16,060 $27.11 $56,400 0.193%
Massachusetts 5,250 $26.12 $54,340 0.168%
Vermont 480 $24.95 $51,890 0.162%
Maine 650 $24.65 $51,270 0.109%

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
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 440 $24.79 $51,550 0.360%
Cumberland, MD-WV MSA 110 $22.30 $46,390 0.297%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 310 $13.51 $28,100 0.286%
Binghamton, NY MSA 300 $19.77 $41,110 0.272%
Monroe, LA MSA 190 $12.79 $26,610 0.265%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 70 $29.74 $61,850 0.050%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 1,050 $29.60 $61,570 0.234%
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 140 $29.28 $60,890 0.120%
Gary, IN PMSA (7) $28.98 $60,270 (7)
New York, NY PMSA 8,600 $27.99 $58,220 0.215%

About November 2004 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) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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