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Telecommunications Line Installer and Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of telecommunications line installers and repairers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of telecommunications line installers and repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The telecommunications line installers and repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Telecommunications Line Installer and Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,060
25th Percentile Wage
$37,350
50th Percentile Wage
$55,060
75th Percentile Wage
$74,440
90th Percentile Wage
$85,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for telecommunications line installers and repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) telecommunications line installers and repairers is $85,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,060. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 194% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of telecommunications line installers and repairers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,060
4.49% 6.63%
2016
$52,590
-0.63% -
2015
$52,920
-2.89% -
2014
$54,450
3.34% -
2013
$52,630
2.32% -
2012
$51,410
- -

Table 2. Telecommunications Line Installer and Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of telecommunications line installers and repairers in 14 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 telecommunications line installers and repairers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $79,610. The lowest paying sector is the mining sector (annual salary $35,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$79,610
Information
$67,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,150
Manufacturing
$55,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,210
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,820
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,670
Educational Services
$45,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,830
Retail Trade
$43,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,230
Construction
$40,870
Wholesale Trade
$39,350
Mining
$35,540

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers by States

From the above tables we note that not only telecommunications line installers and repairers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of telecommunications line installers and repairers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,310 to $85,260. The highest paying state for telecommunications line installers and repairers is New York with a median annual salary of $85,260. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $29,310. For more salary information of telecommunications line installers and repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$85,260
Massachusetts
$81,780
New Jersey
$77,310
Alaska
$75,700
Delaware
$72,430
Vermont
$71,910
Hawaii
$71,830
New Hampshire
$70,880
West Virginia
$69,280
Maryland
$69,270
Illinois
$67,350
California
$66,720
Pennsylvania
$66,450
Virginia
$66,160
Rhode Island
$64,500
Connecticut
$62,780
Arkansas
$62,020
Kansas
$61,520
Oregon
$59,920
Maine
$57,430
Oklahoma
$57,420
North Dakota
$55,630
Washington
$52,860
Wyoming
$51,510
Montana
$50,240
Iowa
$50,040
Idaho
$48,680
Wisconsin
$48,170
South Dakota
$47,910
Texas
$47,750
New Mexico
$47,350
South Carolina
$47,280
Ohio
$47,060
Arizona
$46,530
Utah
$46,460
Michigan
$45,810
Colorado
$45,270
Tennessee
$44,770
Mississippi
$43,930
Missouri
$43,900
Nebraska
$43,770
Kentucky
$43,680
District of Columbia
$43,060
Indiana
$42,650
Minnesota
$42,110
North Carolina
$40,850
Nevada
$38,790
Georgia
$38,020
Florida
$36,850
Alabama
$36,330
Louisiana
$36,100
Puerto Rico
$32,490
Guam
$29,310



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