Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

49-2021 Radio Mechanics

Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.

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)
5,440 7.3 % $20.45 $42,530 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.83 $14.75 $19.36 $24.79 $30.58
Annual Wage (2) $24,610 $30,680 $40,260 $51,560 $63,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,480 $19.00 $39,530
Electronics and Appliance Stores 900 $17.32 $36,020
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 640 $16.79 $34,930
Local Government (OES designation) 580 $25.49 $53,010
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 430 $19.54 $40,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 $28.08 $58,410
Local Government (OES designation) 580 $25.49 $53,010
Rail Transportation 160 $25.45 $52,930
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) $24.80 $51,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES designation) (8) $24.30 $50,540


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Virginia 740 $20.41 $42,450 0.020%
Wyoming 40 $20.43 $42,500 0.014%
Oklahoma 110 $15.05 $31,310 0.007%
Minnesota 180 $22.64 $47,090 0.007%
Florida 510 $22.30 $46,380 0.007%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 260 $30.32 $63,060 0.002%
Washington 70 $29.24 $60,820 0.002%
Maryland 90 $24.79 $51,560 0.004%
Oregon 110 $23.69 $49,280 0.006%
New York 460 $22.72 $47,270 0.005%


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 410 $21.59 $44,900 0.054%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 40 $24.99 $51,970 0.019%
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 110 $24.02 $49,970 0.011%
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 $29.62 $61,610 0.005%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 70 $24.60 $51,180 0.005%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30 $35.35 $73,530 0.002%
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 $29.62 $61,610 0.005%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 $27.35 $56,880 0.003%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 $25.35 $52,730 0.003%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA (8) $25.24 $52,500 (8)


About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2008 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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