Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,370 5.6 % $20.00 $41,600 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.64 $15.20 $19.27 $24.49 $28.72
Annual Wage (2) $26,290 $31,620 $40,080 $50,950 $59,750


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) 430 0.02 $20.81 $43,270
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $20.14 $41,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 310 0.01 $18.23 $37,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 250 0.00 $20.85 $43,360
Insurance Carriers 230 0.02 $20.11 $41,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $20.14 $41,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $20.81 $43,270
Insurance Carriers 230 0.02 $20.11 $41,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 310 0.01 $18.23 $37,930
Business Support Services 60 0.01 $12.02 $24,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 250 (7) $20.85 $43,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $20.81 $43,270
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 $20.14 $41,880
Insurance Carriers 230 0.02 $20.11 $41,820
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $18.81 $39,130


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 330 0.02 1.24 $19.78 $41,130
New Jersey 240 0.06 3.58 $25.05 $52,100
Florida 230 0.03 1.72 $15.89 $33,050
Georgia 220 0.06 3.19 $20.06 $41,720
Texas 180 0.02 0.91 $19.58 $40,730




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)
New Jersey 240 0.06 3.58 $25.05 $52,100
Georgia 220 0.06 3.19 $20.06 $41,720
West Virginia 40 0.05 2.85 $20.66 $42,960
Alabama 70 0.04 2.22 $17.45 $36,300
Louisiana 60 0.03 1.78 $14.94 $31,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 100 0.02 1.02 $26.90 $55,950
New Jersey 240 0.06 3.58 $25.05 $52,100
Virginia 60 0.02 0.90 $23.45 $48,780
Pennsylvania 40 0.01 0.36 $22.40 $46,600
Missouri 30 0.01 0.64 $21.95 $45,660





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 110 0.05 2.65 $23.42 $48,710
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.25 14.30 $24.39 $50,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.05 2.63 $17.32 $36,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.82 $29.03 $60,380
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 2.63 $23.38 $48,630
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 4.41 $21.12 $43,920
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.72 $16.93 $35,220




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 60 0.25 14.30 $24.39 $50,730
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 4.41 $21.12 $43,920
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.72 $16.93 $35,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.05 2.63 $17.32 $36,010
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 2.63 $23.38 $48,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 110 0.05 2.65 $23.42 $48,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.82 $29.03 $60,380




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.82 $29.03 $60,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.71 $55,560
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.25 14.30 $24.39 $50,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 110 0.05 2.65 $23.42 $48,710
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 2.63 $23.38 $48,630
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 4.41 $21.12 $43,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.91 $41,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 50 0.05 2.63 $17.32 $36,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.16 $35,690
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 3.72 $16.93 $35,220


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015