Telecommunications line installers & repairers

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Total Workforce

150k

Average Age

39.9

Estimated Job Growth

1.51%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$51,836

Average Male Salary

$51,924

Average Female Salary

$49,515

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 $51,836 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Telecommunications line installers & repairers by wage are Dental hygienists, Paralegals & legal assistants, and Statistical assistants.

Telecommunications line installers & repairers are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Twentynine Palms & Barstow Cities PUMA, CA and Iosco, Gladwin, Roscommon, Ogemaw & Arenac Counties PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Twentynine Palms & Barstow Cities PUMA, CA and Iosco, Gladwin, Roscommon, Ogemaw & Arenac Counties 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 Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Telecommunications line installers & repairers are paid most in North Hempstead Town (South) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Twentynine Palms & Barstow Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$51,836

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,030

In 2017, Telecommunications line installers & repairers earned an average of $51,836, $229 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Dental hygienists make somewhat more than Telecommunications line installers & repairers while Paralegals & legal assistants 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

0.291

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Telecommunications line installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.291, 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Telecommunications line installers & repairers

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Telecommunications line installers & repairers, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Wired telecommunications carriers, and Computer Systems Design.

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Industries by Share

150k

2017 Workforce

± 9,497

3.16%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.76%

The number of people employed as Telecommunications line installers & repairers has been growing at a rate of 3.16%, from 145,179 people in 2016 to 149,772 people in 2017.

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  38.9%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 27.4% and Construction with 12.4%.

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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 39.8 and of female Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telecommunications line installers & repairers is White.

Gender Composition

144k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,322

5.48k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,817

96.3% 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

72.4% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.7% 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

39.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.749

42.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.97

The median age of Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 2.47 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 Engineering Technologies.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Telecommunications line installers & repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Telecommunications line installers & repairers are expected to see a growth of 1.51% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.51%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Telecommunications line installers & repairers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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