Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
14,160 4.7 % $25.45 $52,940 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.66 $18.38 $24.84 $32.62 $37.35
Annual Wage (2) $30,490 $38,240 $51,660 $67,860 $77,690


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) 3,920 2.88 $28.82 $59,940
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,610 1.58 $21.55 $44,830
Utility System Construction 1,250 0.26 $24.00 $49,930
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,240 0.21 $25.24 $52,500
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,010 0.31 $23.01 $47,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 3,920 2.88 $28.82 $59,940
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,610 1.58 $21.55 $44,830
Other Telecommunications 500 0.66 $24.33 $50,610
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,010 0.31 $23.01 $47,870
Utility System Construction 1,250 0.26 $24.00 $49,930

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 40 0.01 $36.21 $75,320
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $34.67 $72,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 710 0.01 $29.34 $61,020
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 3,920 2.88 $28.82 $59,940
State Government (OES Designation) 530 0.02 $28.23 $58,720


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 1,740 0.11 1.09 $26.53 $55,190
Texas 1,630 0.14 1.37 $22.32 $46,420
Florida 650 0.08 0.80 $26.93 $56,010
Ohio 620 0.12 1.14 $27.40 $57,000
Washington 580 0.19 1.89 $29.40 $61,160




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)
Nebraska 210 0.22 2.15 $26.34 $54,780
Maine 130 0.22 2.10 $18.00 $37,440
Colorado 530 0.22 2.10 $23.52 $48,930
South Carolina 380 0.20 1.93 $22.24 $46,270
Washington 580 0.19 1.89 $29.40 $61,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.16 1.54 $33.15 $68,950
Mississippi (8) (8) (8) $32.07 $66,700
New Mexico 40 0.05 0.47 $31.89 $66,330
Pennsylvania 450 0.08 0.76 $31.49 $65,500
New York 310 0.03 0.33 $31.31 $65,120





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.15 1.45 $26.49 $55,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 560 0.24 2.34 $21.81 $45,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 410 0.26 2.57 $29.67 $61,720
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 310 0.09 0.85 $21.97 $45,690
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 270 0.37 3.64 $26.15 $54,390
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 270 0.84 8.19 $21.29 $44,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.19 1.86 $25.32 $52,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.25 2.42 $24.62 $51,210
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.13 1.26 $27.35 $56,890
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 4.12 $23.28 $48,420




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, SC 270 0.84 8.19 $21.29 $44,290
Evansville, IN-KY 90 0.61 5.96 $25.88 $53,840
Midland, TX 50 0.51 4.96 $22.27 $46,330
Wausau, WI 30 0.49 4.74 $17.36 $36,110
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.43 4.18 $30.86 $64,190
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 210 0.42 4.12 $23.28 $48,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 270 0.37 3.64 $26.15 $54,390
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 0.32 3.12 $24.14 $50,210
Portland-South Portland, ME 60 0.30 2.94 $18.10 $37,640
Springfield, MO 60 0.30 2.95 $20.25 $42,120




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.25 $73,330
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $34.52 $71,810
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.13 $70,990
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.44 $33.28 $69,230
Anchorage, AK 40 0.24 2.32 $32.37 $67,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 160 0.13 1.28 $32.34 $67,280
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.48 $65,480
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.43 4.18 $30.86 $64,190
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $30.44 $63,320
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $29.93 $62,260

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 4.71 $19.70 $40,970
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 6.56 $24.66 $51,300
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 5.61 $22.63 $47,060
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.76 $24.88 $51,740
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.45 $26.64 $55,420

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 6.56 $24.66 $51,300
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 5.61 $22.63 $47,060
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 4.71 $19.70 $40,970
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.45 $26.64 $55,420
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.89 $16.77 $34,880

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.45 $26.64 $55,420
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.76 $24.88 $51,740
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 6.56 $24.66 $51,300
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.34 $48,540
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 5.61 $22.63 $47,060


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016