Telecommunications line installers & repairers

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2019 Workforce
141k
Average Age
40.3
Estimated Job Growth
−1.62%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$54,356
Average Male Salary
$54,317
Average Female Salary
$55,202

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 $54,356 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Telecommunications line installers & repairers by wage are Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Bailiffs, and Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Trumbull (Outside Warren City) & Mahoning (Outside Youngstown City) Counties PUMA, OH, Davidson County PUMA, NC, and Altoona City PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Trumbull (Outside Warren City) & Mahoning (Outside Youngstown City) Counties PUMA, OH, Davidson County PUMA, NC, and Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY.

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 Trumbull (Outside Warren City) & Mahoning (Outside Youngstown City) Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,356
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,848

In 2019, Telecommunications line installers & repairers earned an average of $54,356, $1,168 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers make somewhat more than Telecommunications line installers & repairers while Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters 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

0.304
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Telecommunications line installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers .

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Industries by Share

141k
2019 Workforce
± 9,203
5.57%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.89%

The number of people employed as Telecommunications line installers & repairers has been growing at a rate of 5.57%, from 133,227 people in 2018 to 140,651 people in 2019.

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  44.3%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 20.2% and Construction with 15.1%.

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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 40.2 and of female Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telecommunications line installers & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

135k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,000
6.14k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,923

95.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

60.9% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.8% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

40.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.791
42.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.33

The median age of Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 2.4 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, Complex Problem Solving, 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers are expected to see a growth of −1.62% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers.
−1.62%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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