Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
2,550 6.1 % $20.36 $42,350 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.31 $15.33 $19.58 $24.79 $28.67
Annual Wage (2) $25,610 $31,890 $40,720 $51,550 $59,640


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) 470 0.02 $20.51 $42,650
State Government (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $19.16 $39,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 400 0.01 $17.80 $37,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $23.69 $49,280
Insurance Carriers 310 0.03 $20.22 $42,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 310 0.03 $20.22 $42,070
State Government (OES Designation) 410 0.02 $19.16 $39,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $20.51 $42,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $23.69 $49,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 400 0.01 $17.80 $37,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Depository Credit Intermediation 60 (7) $26.39 $54,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 340 0.01 $23.69 $49,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $21.87 $45,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $20.51 $42,650
Insurance Carriers 310 0.03 $20.22 $42,070


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)
New Jersey 300 0.08 4.11 $26.19 $54,470
California 280 0.02 0.99 $23.25 $48,360
Florida 220 0.03 1.50 $15.26 $31,740
Georgia 150 0.04 2.06 $17.61 $36,620
Illinois 130 0.02 1.16 $26.38 $54,860




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 0.09 4.91 $19.86 $41,300
New Jersey 300 0.08 4.11 $26.19 $54,470
Alabama 90 0.05 2.61 $19.52 $40,600
Iowa 60 0.04 2.17 $16.34 $33,980
Georgia 150 0.04 2.06 $17.61 $36,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 130 0.02 1.16 $26.38 $54,860
New Jersey 300 0.08 4.11 $26.19 $54,470
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 0.38 $23.77 $49,430
California 280 0.02 0.99 $23.25 $48,360
Missouri 30 0.01 0.63 $22.06 $45,890





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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 4.84 (8) (8)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 1.10 $27.94 $58,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60 0.03 1.34 $20.38 $42,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.75 $20.67 $43,000
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.11 5.87 $23.23 $48,320
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.23 11.76 $23.47 $48,810
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 2.16 $16.35 $34,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.92 $24.60 $51,170
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 1.67 $15.53 $32,300
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.58 $16.81 $34,970




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.23 11.76 $23.47 $48,810
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.11 5.87 $23.23 $48,320
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 4.84 (8) (8)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.58 $16.81 $34,970
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 2.41 $16.74 $34,810
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.04 2.16 $16.35 $34,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 1.67 $15.53 $32,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60 0.03 1.34 $20.38 $42,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.92 $24.60 $51,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 1.10 $28.38 $59,030




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.24 $64,970
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 1.10 $28.38 $59,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 1.10 $27.94 $58,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.92 $24.60 $51,170
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.23 11.76 $23.47 $48,810
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.11 5.87 $23.23 $48,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.75 $20.67 $43,000
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $20.57 $42,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.52 $42,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60 0.03 1.34 $20.38 $42,390


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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