Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
12,920 8.6 % $21.27 $44,250 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.60 $15.50 $20.27 $26.61 $32.53
Annual Wage (2) $26,200 $32,230 $42,160 $55,350 $67,660


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) 2,960 1.74 $23.68 $49,250
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2,180 0.37 $17.43 $36,260
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,770 1.82 $19.92 $41,430
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,490 0.29 $19.07 $39,660
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 990 0.32 $22.06 $45,870

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 1,770 1.82 $19.92 $41,430
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,960 1.74 $23.68 $49,250
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2,180 0.37 $17.43 $36,260
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 990 0.32 $22.06 $45,870
Other Telecommunications 350 0.30 $20.97 $43,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $34.92 $72,640
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $34.19 $71,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 680 0.01 $26.29 $54,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 290 0.01 $26.28 $54,660
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $25.45 $52,930


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 1,560 0.15 1.51 $20.74 $43,140
Florida 900 0.13 1.25 $23.75 $49,400
California 850 0.06 0.60 $19.55 $40,670
Ohio 780 0.16 1.56 $19.58 $40,730
Virginia 740 0.21 2.06 $23.65 $49,200




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 170 0.30 2.98 $23.56 $49,010
Montana 120 0.29 2.85 $15.14 $31,500
Virginia 740 0.21 2.06 $23.65 $49,200
Oregon 330 0.21 2.04 $23.93 $49,770
Alabama 340 0.19 1.85 $20.69 $43,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 360 0.13 1.31 $27.38 $56,950
Alaska 40 0.14 1.39 $26.67 $55,480
Missouri 310 0.12 1.20 $25.39 $52,810
Kentucky 120 0.07 0.70 $25.22 $52,460
Nevada 180 0.16 1.61 $25.18 $52,370





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.19 1.88 $17.11 $35,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 420 0.16 1.63 $20.90 $43,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.20 2.01 $20.78 $43,220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 340 0.47 4.65 $25.55 $53,150
Columbus, OH 330 0.37 3.70 $21.82 $45,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.63 $27.00 $56,170
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 1.47 $24.14 $50,210
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 160 0.63 6.28 (8) (8)
Honolulu, HI 160 0.37 3.68 $23.87 $49,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 1.07 $31.97 $66,490




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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 160 0.63 6.28 (8) (8)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 340 0.47 4.65 $25.55 $53,150
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.47 4.63 $30.54 $63,520
Honolulu, HI 160 0.37 3.68 $23.87 $49,650
Columbus, OH 330 0.37 3.70 $21.82 $45,380
Green Bay, WI 50 0.31 3.10 $18.99 $39,490
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.27 2.72 $19.75 $41,070
Richmond, VA 140 0.23 2.29 $19.16 $39,860
Mobile, AL 40 0.21 2.13 $21.77 $45,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.20 2.01 $20.78 $43,220




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 1.07 $31.97 $66,490
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.47 4.63 $30.54 $63,520
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $29.48 $61,320
Anchorage, AK 30 0.19 1.90 $28.44 $59,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.49 $57,170
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.21 $56,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.63 $27.00 $56,170
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $26.82 $55,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.17 $54,430
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 0.83 $26.09 $54,270


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.

(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 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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