Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
2,580 4.5 % $19.62 $40,800 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.14 $14.97 $18.57 $23.22 $28.38
Annual Wage (2) $25,250 $31,140 $38,620 $48,300 $59,040


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) 620 0.03 $21.13 $43,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 440 0.01 $22.87 $47,580
Insurance Carriers 350 0.03 $20.09 $41,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 240 0.00 $17.37 $36,140
State Government (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $14.50 $30,160

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) 620 0.03 $21.13 $43,960
Insurance Carriers 350 0.03 $20.09 $41,790
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $23.01 $47,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 440 0.01 $22.87 $47,580
State Government (OES Designation) 190 0.01 $14.50 $30,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $23.01 $47,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 440 0.01 $22.87 $47,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 620 0.03 $21.13 $43,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $20.54 $42,730
Insurance Carriers 350 0.03 $20.09 $41,790


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 390 0.05 2.71 $15.77 $32,800
California 220 0.02 0.77 $19.16 $39,850
Texas 190 0.02 0.92 $19.82 $41,220
Illinois 160 0.03 1.39 $20.45 $42,540
New York 100 0.01 0.57 $27.87 $57,970




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)
West Virginia 70 0.10 5.18 $18.65 $38,800
District of Columbia 50 0.08 4.06 $23.86 $49,640
Florida 390 0.05 2.71 $15.77 $32,800
New Jersey 100 0.03 1.28 $29.97 $62,330
Louisiana 50 0.03 1.44 $15.12 $31,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 100 0.03 1.28 $29.97 $62,330
New York 100 0.01 0.57 $27.87 $57,970
District of Columbia 50 0.08 4.06 $23.86 $49,640
Virginia 80 0.02 1.18 $22.87 $47,570
Pennsylvania 70 0.01 0.59 $21.37 $44,450





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 2.06 $24.47 $50,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 1.33 $21.63 $44,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.75 $31.87 $66,280
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 3.10 $16.06 $33,400
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.20 9.78 $20.36 $42,350




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 9.78 $20.36 $42,350
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 3.10 $16.06 $33,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 2.06 $24.47 $50,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 1.33 $21.63 $44,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.75 $31.87 $66,280




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 80 0.02 0.75 $31.87 $66,280
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.04 $54,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 2.06 $24.47 $50,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 1.33 $21.63 $44,990
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.20 9.78 $20.36 $42,350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.49 $34,290
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 3.10 $16.06 $33,400


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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