The salary statistics of communications equipment operators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of communications equipment operators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of communications equipment operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The communications equipment operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for communications equipment operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) communications equipment operators is $46,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,180. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of communications equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of communications equipment operators in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for communications equipment operators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $41,560. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $24,740).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
The average annual salary of communications equipment operator related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Communications Equipment Operators, All Other|| |
|Telephone Operators|| |
|Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service|| |