Telecommunications line installers & repairers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
136k
Average Age
40.5
Estimated Job Growth
−1.62%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$56,038
Average Male Salary
$56,322
Average Female Salary
$49,587

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 $56,038 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Telecommunications line installers & repairers by wage are Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, and Statistical assistants.

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 Data processing, hosting & related services. Telecommunications line installers & repairers are paid most in Louisville/Jefferson County (South Central) PUMA, KY but are relatively concentrated in Prichard City, Tillmans Corner & Saraland City PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,038
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,065

In 2020, Telecommunications line installers & repairers earned an average of $56,038, $84 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists make somewhat more than Telecommunications line installers & repairers while Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other 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

0.3
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Telecommunications line installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.3, 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

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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

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Industries by Share

136k
2020 Workforce
± 9,055
−5.12%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.79%

The number of people employed as Telecommunications line installers & repairers has been declining at a rate of −5.12%, from 143,511 people in 2019 to 136,158 people in 2020.

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  41.3%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 24.6% and Construction with 13.7%.

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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 40.4 and of female Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telecommunications line installers & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

130k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,863
5.73k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,859

95.8% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

60.8% of Telecommunications line installers & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% 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 Sex

40.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.819
42.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.33

The median age of Telecommunications line installers & repairers is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 1.71 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 Communication 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, 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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