Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

All communications equipment operators not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
2,780 3.5 % $18.25 $37,960 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.06 $13.85 $17.60 $21.81 $26.86
Annual Wage (2) $20,930 $28,800 $36,600 $45,360 $55,860


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 660 0.03 $21.24 $44,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 460 0.01 $19.97 $41,530
Insurance Carriers 320 0.03 $19.36 $40,260
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $14.39 $29,940
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 110 0.02 $14.50 $30,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 660 0.03 $21.24 $44,180
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $23.25 $48,370
Insurance Carriers 320 0.03 $19.36 $40,260
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 110 0.02 $14.50 $30,150
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $14.39 $29,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $23.25 $48,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $22.09 $45,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 660 0.03 $21.24 $44,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 460 0.01 $19.97 $41,530
Insurance Carriers 320 0.03 $19.36 $40,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 500 0.07 3.21 $14.16 $29,450
Texas 220 0.02 1.01 $18.40 $38,280
California 180 0.01 0.60 $18.01 $37,450
Illinois 170 0.03 1.37 $19.32 $40,190
Michigan 150 0.04 1.88 $19.37 $40,290




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.08 3.71 $24.96 $51,920
West Virginia 50 0.08 3.43 $19.30 $40,140
Florida 500 0.07 3.21 $14.16 $29,450
Maryland 130 0.05 2.43 $17.28 $35,950
Michigan 150 0.04 1.88 $19.37 $40,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 110 0.01 0.60 $26.29 $54,680
District of Columbia 50 0.08 3.71 $24.96 $51,920
Virginia 100 0.03 1.33 $22.72 $47,260
New Jersey 40 0.01 0.50 $21.24 $44,170
Michigan 150 0.04 1.88 $19.37 $40,290

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 4.21 $16.59 $34,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 1.28 $20.09 $41,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 1.88 $25.14 $52,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.15 $15.67 $32,600
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 2.01 $18.18 $37,820
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.20 8.93 $20.03 $41,660
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.06 2.61 $15.15 $31,510
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 1.37 $21.41 $44,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.20 8.93 $20.03 $41,660
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 4.21 $16.59 $34,510
Jacksonville, FL 30 0.06 2.61 $15.15 $31,510
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 2.01 $18.18 $37,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 1.88 $25.14 $52,300
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 1.37 $21.41 $44,540
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 1.28 $20.09 $41,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.15 $15.67 $32,600




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.16 $60,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.20 $54,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 1.88 $25.14 $52,300
Pittsburgh, PA 30 0.03 1.37 $21.41 $44,540
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 1.28 $20.09 $41,790
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.20 8.93 $20.03 $41,660
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 2.01 $18.18 $37,820
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 4.21 $16.59 $34,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.31 $33,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 1.15 $15.67 $32,600


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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