Telecommunications line installers & repairers

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Total Workforce

133k

Average Age

40.8

Average Salary

$54,461

Average Male Salary

$54,673

Average Female Salary

$49,560

About

Telecommunications line installers & repairers are most often employed by the Wired telecommunications carriers industry. The average yearly wage for Telecommunications line installers & repairers was $54,461 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Telecommunications line installers & repairers by wage are Structural iron & steel workers, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Indiana & Armstrong Counties PUMA, PA, Warrick, Gibson & Posey Counties PUMA, IN, and Northwest Lower Peninsula (East) PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Warrick, Gibson & Posey Counties PUMA, IN, Indiana & Armstrong Counties PUMA, PA, and Northwest Lower Peninsula (East) PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Telecommunications line installers & repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Wired telecommunications carriers is the industry that employs the most Telecommunications line installers & repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Telecommunications line installers & repairers, by average wage, is Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance. Telecommunications line installers & repairers are paid most in North Hempstead Town (South) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Warrick, Gibson & Posey Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,461

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,884

In 2018, Telecommunications line installers & repairers earned an average of $54,461, $573 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Structural iron & steel workers make somewhat more than Telecommunications line installers & repairers while Archivists, curators, & museum technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Telecommunications line installers & repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.272

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Telecommunications line installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.272, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Telecommunications line installers & repairers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Telecommunications line installers & repairers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Telecommunications line installers & repairers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Telecommunications line installers & repairers, by number of employees, are Wired telecommunications carriers, Broadcasting (except internet), and Construction.

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Industries by Share

133k

2018 Workforce

± 8,957

-11%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.4%

The number of people employed as Telecommunications line installers & repairers has been declining at a rate of -11%, from 149,772 people in 2017 to 133,227 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Telecommunications line installers & repairers employed by various industries. Wired telecommunications carriers employs the largest share of Telecommunications line installers & repairers at  38.5%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 24.8% and Construction with 15.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Telecommunications line installers & repairers in the US. The average age of male Telecommunications line installers & repairers in the workforce is 40.8 and of female Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telecommunications line installers & repairers is White.

Gender Composition

128k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,770

5.52k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,823

95.9% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Telecommunications line installers & repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Telecommunications line installers & repairers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

73.9% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.2% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Telecommunications line installers & repairers.

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Age by Gender

40.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.813

42.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.16

The median age of Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 1.41 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Telecommunications line installers & repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Telecommunications line installers & repairers is Business but a relatively high number of Telecommunications line installers & repairers hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Telecommunications line installers & repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Telecommunications line installers & repairers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Troubleshooting, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Telecommunications line installers & repairers need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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