Wired telecommunications carriers

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Workforce
547k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.2
Estimated Job Growth
−23.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$80,260
Average Male Salary
$84,279
Average Female Salary
$70,614

About

The top three occupations in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group are Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Other managers, Customer service representatives, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel. On average, full-time employees in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group work 43.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $82,341. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $35,422.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group are Somerset County (South) PUMA, NJ, Ames City PUMA, IA, and Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Wired telecommunications carriers.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group. Telecommunications line installers & repairers are the most common position, but the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Telecommunications line installers & repairers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Wired telecommunications carriers goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
−2.79%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 105k people employed in the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry. This represents a −2.79% decrease in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

547k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 534k
−0.638%
1 Year Growth
± 4.77%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 547k people employed in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −0.638%, , from 537k people in 2018 to 534k people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Wired telecommunications carriers by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Telecommunications line installers & repairers represent the largest share of positions held in Wired telecommunications carriers at 11.7%, followed by Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers with 11.5% and Other managers with 7.59%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Wired telecommunications carriers employs an unusually high number of Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, and Telephone operators.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Wired telecommunications carriers, by average wage, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Other financial clerks.

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Wages

Average Salary

$80,260
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,208

On average, employees in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group make $80,260 per year. This number makes Wired telecommunications carriers the 38 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.361
WAGE GINI

Wired telecommunications carriers has a wage GINI of 0.361, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wired telecommunications carriers (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $84,279 and $70,614. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

157k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±9.72k
377k
MALE WORKFORCE
±15.1k

70.6% of workers in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$84,279
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,626
$70,614
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$4,018

On average, Male workers in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group make 1.19 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group earn 1.36 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group is Information.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Wired telecommunications carriers is from Information.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Wired telecommunications carriers is from Information.

The Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Wired telecommunications carriers is from Information.

The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Wired telecommunications carriers Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −23.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (25.6%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Wired Telecommunications Carriers .
−23.2%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Wired Telecommunications Carriers . This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Wired Telecommunications Carriers .
25.6%
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10-year Projection

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