Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


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)
156,350 2.1 % $24.08 $50,080 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.94 $16.91 $24.45 $31.20 $35.25
Annual Wage (2) $26,910 $35,180 $50,850 $64,890 $73,320


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)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 82,460 13.48 $26.06 $54,200
Building Equipment Contractors 23,610 1.43 $20.46 $42,550
Utility System Construction 16,450 4.26 $19.03 $39,590
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 12,560 15.85 $22.10 $45,970
Other Telecommunications 7,060 6.05 $28.70 $59,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 12,560 15.85 $22.10 $45,970
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 82,460 13.48 $26.06 $54,200
Satellite Telecommunications 1,030 9.52 $27.92 $58,070
Other Telecommunications 7,060 6.05 $28.70 $59,700
Utility System Construction 16,450 4.26 $19.03 $39,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Telecommunications 7,060 6.05 $28.70 $59,700
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 30 0.01 $28.30 $58,860
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 350 0.36 $28.08 $58,400
Satellite Telecommunications 1,030 9.52 $27.92 $58,070
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $26.23 $54,570


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)
California 18,960 1.35 1.10 $25.88 $53,820
New York 17,730 2.13 1.73 $30.14 $62,690
Texas 15,790 1.57 1.27 $21.12 $43,930
Florida 7,960 1.12 0.91 $21.96 $45,680
Pennsylvania 7,930 1.45 1.18 $26.08 $54,240




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)
Delaware 1,320 3.33 2.71 $26.68 $55,490
Massachusetts 7,600 2.44 1.98 $29.08 $60,480
New York 17,730 2.13 1.73 $30.14 $62,690
Maryland 4,890 1.99 1.62 $26.59 $55,310
Vermont 520 1.80 1.46 $27.65 $57,500




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 17,730 2.13 1.73 $30.14 $62,690
Alaska 410 1.32 1.07 $29.12 $60,570
Massachusetts 7,600 2.44 1.98 $29.08 $60,480
Rhode Island 710 1.58 1.29 $28.41 $59,100
New Jersey 6,380 1.69 1.38 $28.09 $58,430

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,070 2.22 1.81 $31.05 $64,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,310 1.39 1.13 $25.39 $52,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,160 2.58 2.10 $20.25 $42,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,390 2.65 2.15 $30.08 $62,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,680 1.47 1.20 $22.95 $47,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.57 1.28 $26.58 $55,280
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,380 2.81 2.28 $30.79 $64,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,200 1.45 1.18 $17.29 $35,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,820 1.56 1.27 $27.67 $57,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,560 2.25 1.83 $23.84 $49,590




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)
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 330 7.67 6.23 $29.29 $60,920
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 300 4.95 4.03 $16.19 $33,680
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 420 3.70 3.01 (8) (8)
Pascagoula, MS 200 3.56 2.90 $17.82 $37,070
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 830 3.50 2.85 $20.56 $42,760
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 3.48 2.83 $26.98 $56,110
Glens Falls, NY 180 3.44 2.80 $33.73 $70,170
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 180 3.32 2.70 (8) (8)
Yuba City, CA 120 3.19 2.60 $24.11 $50,150
Dover, DE 180 3.12 2.54 $27.90 $58,030




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)
Glens Falls, NY 180 3.44 2.80 $33.73 $70,170
Visalia-Porterville, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.77 $66,070
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 160 0.73 0.59 $31.52 $65,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,070 2.22 1.81 $31.05 $64,570
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 540 1.04 0.84 $30.87 $64,210
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,380 2.81 2.28 $30.79 $64,040
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.65 0.53 $30.76 $63,980
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 530 2.19 1.78 $30.45 $63,350
Worcester, MA-CT 610 2.57 2.09 $30.36 $63,150
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 310 0.57 0.47 $30.31 $63,050

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 650 1.72 1.40 $20.81 $43,280
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 570 2.18 1.77 $16.99 $35,350
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 1.63 1.33 $22.56 $46,920
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 380 2.04 1.66 $32.46 $67,510
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.54 2.07 $22.86 $47,540

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)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 3.47 2.82 $19.57 $40,700
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 2.87 2.33 $22.07 $45,900
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.54 2.07 $22.86 $47,540
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 2.41 1.96 $26.85 $55,850
East Central North Dakota 90 2.32 1.89 $26.40 $54,910

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 380 2.04 1.66 $32.46 $67,510
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.82 1.48 $31.77 $66,080
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 0.71 $30.32 $63,060
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.71 1.39 $30.02 $62,450
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 0.58 $30.03 $62,450


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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