Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs

Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.


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)
9,590 11.2 % $20.23 $42,090 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.23 $14.60 $19.11 $25.17 $30.36
Annual Wage (2) $25,430 $30,360 $39,740 $52,350 $63,140


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)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,160 1.27 $21.26 $44,230
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2,000 0.33 $16.98 $35,320
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,400 1.41 $19.47 $40,490
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,140 0.23 $18.66 $38,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 700 0.01 $25.86 $53,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,400 1.41 $19.47 $40,490
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,160 1.27 $21.26 $44,230
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2,000 0.33 $16.98 $35,320
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,140 0.23 $18.66 $38,810
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 570 0.19 $19.51 $40,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $26.31 $54,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 700 0.01 $25.86 $53,790
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.74 $53,540
State Government (OES Designation) 220 0.01 $23.99 $49,900
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 90 0.01 $22.12 $46,010


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)
Texas 1,220 0.12 1.60 $20.72 $43,110
Virginia 730 0.21 2.75 $22.92 $47,670
California 510 0.04 0.49 $20.00 $41,610
Ohio 420 0.08 1.11 $18.69 $38,870
Georgia 410 0.11 1.46 $16.36 $34,040




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)
Hawaii 130 0.23 3.04 $23.19 $48,240
Virginia 730 0.21 2.75 $22.92 $47,670
Oregon 210 0.13 1.76 $22.86 $47,550
Texas 1,220 0.12 1.60 $20.72 $43,110
Alabama 210 0.12 1.55 $21.12 $43,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $25.99 $54,070
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $25.37 $52,760
New York 230 0.03 0.37 $23.34 $48,550
Kentucky 90 0.05 0.68 $23.32 $48,500
Minnesota 140 0.06 0.73 $23.31 $48,490

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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.20 2.59 $20.67 $43,000
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 320 0.44 5.85 $24.95 $51,900
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 2.48 $19.06 $39,650
Columbus, OH 180 0.20 2.68 $15.51 $32,270
Honolulu, HI 120 0.28 3.71 $23.27 $48,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.37 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.26 $24.37 $50,700
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 70 0.07 0.97 $20.97 $43,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.53 $26.21 $54,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.54 $30.26 $62,950




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)
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.49 6.43 $31.97 $66,500
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 320 0.44 5.85 $24.95 $51,900
Honolulu, HI 120 0.28 3.71 $23.27 $48,410
Columbus, OH 180 0.20 2.68 $15.51 $32,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.20 2.59 $20.67 $43,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 2.48 $19.06 $39,650
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 30 0.10 1.30 $16.66 $34,640
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.26 $24.37 $50,700
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 70 0.07 0.97 $20.97 $43,620
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 0.78 $20.80 $43,260




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)
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.49 6.43 $31.97 $66,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.54 $30.26 $62,950
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.59 $55,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.53 $26.21 $54,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $25.16 $52,320
Denver-Aurora, CO (8) (8) (8) $25.05 $52,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 320 0.44 5.85 $24.95 $51,900
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.26 $24.37 $50,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.34 $50,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.80 $49,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.96 12.70 $22.51 $46,830

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.96 12.70 $22.51 $46,830

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.96 12.70 $22.51 $46,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.79 $37,000
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.84 $30,870


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.

(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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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