Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
159k
Average Age
41.7
Average Salary
$57,279
Average Male Salary
$58,152
Average Female Salary
$49,507

About

Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers are most often employed by the Wired telecommunications carriers industry. The average yearly wage for Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers was $57,279 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers by wage are Chemical technicians, Paramedics, and Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers are Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove (East) & Osseo Cities PUMA, MN, Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, and Plano City (Central) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers are Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove (East) & Osseo Cities PUMA, MN, Inside Loop I-820 PUMA, TX, and Plano City (Central) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Wired telecommunications carriers is the industry that employs the most Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, by average wage, is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs. Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers are paid most in Co-op City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove (East) & Osseo Cities PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,279
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,348

In 2020, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers earned an average of $57,279, $1,325 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Chemical technicians make somewhat more than Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers while Paramedics make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.295
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.295, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Radio & telecommunications equipment 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 Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers

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

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, by average wage, are Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Electric & gas, and other combinations, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

159k
2020 Workforce
± 9,789
−0.232%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.71%

The number of people employed as Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers has been declining at a rate of −0.232%, from 159,511 people in 2019 to 159,141 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers employed by various industries. Wired telecommunications carriers employs the largest share of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers at  36.7%, followed by Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers  with 12.5% and Broadcasting (except internet) with 6.01%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers in the US. The average age of male Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers in the workforce is 41.8 and of female Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers is 40.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

143k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,282
16.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,112

89.9% of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

64.1% of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.3% of Radio & telecommunications equipment 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 Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers.

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Age by Sex

41.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.837
40.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.67

The median age of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 1.03 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers is Business but a relatively high number of Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

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

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