Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

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)
13,310 4.2 % $23.98 $49,880 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.40 $17.03 $23.05 $31.12 $36.11
Annual Wage (2) $27,880 $35,420 $47,950 $64,730 $75,100


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) 3,130 1.96 $27.75 $57,720
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,660 1.62 $20.48 $42,600
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,300 0.27 $21.88 $45,510
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,210 0.20 $22.03 $45,830
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,070 0.33 $22.82 $47,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 3,130 1.96 $27.75 $57,720
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,660 1.62 $20.48 $42,600
Other Telecommunications 570 0.75 $27.27 $56,720
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,070 0.33 $22.82 $47,460
Electronics and Appliance Stores 1,300 0.27 $21.88 $45,510

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 30 0.01 $38.42 $79,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 810 0.02 $29.33 $61,000
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 3,130 1.96 $27.75 $57,720
Other Telecommunications 570 0.75 $27.27 $56,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $26.52 $55,160


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 1,620 0.14 1.47 $20.65 $42,950
California 1,520 0.10 1.02 $27.24 $56,660
Ohio 680 0.13 1.33 $27.88 $57,980
Florida 680 0.09 0.90 $25.12 $52,250
Virginia 520 0.14 1.46 $25.01 $52,030




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)
Wyoming 120 0.42 4.31 $24.19 $50,320
North Dakota 100 0.23 2.37 $23.68 $49,250
South Carolina 420 0.22 2.28 $20.91 $43,490
Nebraska 190 0.20 2.02 $18.60 $38,680
Alaska 70 0.20 2.05 $30.69 $63,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 460 0.16 1.60 $30.97 $64,430
Alaska 70 0.20 2.05 $30.69 $63,840
Pennsylvania 250 0.04 0.45 $29.32 $60,980
Maryland 200 0.08 0.79 $28.70 $59,690
New York 390 0.04 0.45 $28.22 $58,690





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.28 2.84 $20.76 $43,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 1.28 $29.42 $61,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.23 2.30 $32.29 $67,160
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 300 0.40 4.11 $25.95 $53,970
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 280 0.92 9.33 $19.95 $41,490
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 250 0.19 1.91 $21.85 $45,440
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 220 0.22 2.19 $27.23 $56,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.59 $21.31 $44,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 220 0.12 1.20 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 180 0.06 0.65 $20.20 $42,010




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 280 0.92 9.33 $19.95 $41,490
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.68 6.94 $29.40 $61,160
Evansville, IN-KY 100 0.57 5.76 $22.01 $45,790
Fort Wayne, IN 110 0.52 5.30 $24.74 $51,460
Bend, OR 30 0.48 4.88 $22.87 $47,570
Eau Claire, WI 30 0.42 4.22 $20.07 $41,740
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 300 0.40 4.11 $25.95 $53,970
Midland, TX 30 0.36 3.62 $21.13 $43,950
Anchorage, AK 60 0.33 3.33 $29.77 $61,920
Wilmington, NC 50 0.32 3.20 $15.79 $32,840




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 170 0.03 0.33 $34.74 $72,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.94 $68,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.23 2.30 $32.29 $67,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.43 $63,300
Anchorage, AK 60 0.33 3.33 $29.77 $61,920
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 0.81 $29.64 $61,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 1.28 $29.42 $61,190
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.68 6.94 $29.40 $61,160
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.30 $28.80 $59,900
Knoxville, TN (8) (8) (8) $28.64 $59,570

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 4.69 $18.73 $38,960
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 5.81 $16.30 $33,910
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.11 11.28 $22.36 $46,510
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.36 $21.41 $44,530
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 5.18 $22.75 $47,330

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.11 11.28 $22.36 $46,510
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 5.81 $16.30 $33,910
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 5.18 $22.75 $47,330
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 4.69 $18.73 $38,960
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.03 $24.15 $50,240

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.03 $24.15 $50,240
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 5.18 $22.75 $47,330
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.11 11.28 $22.36 $46,510
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 1.36 $21.41 $44,530
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.86 $43,380


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.

(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