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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,010
25th Percentile Wage
$36,390
50th Percentile Wage
$52,590
75th Percentile Wage
$72,870
90th Percentile Wage
$83,260

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 $83,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,010. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 197% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of telecommunications line installers and repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,590-0.63%2.24%
201552,920-2.89%-
201454,4503.34%-
201352,6302.32%-
201251,410--

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

The average salaries of telecommunications line installers and repairers in 12 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 $76,950. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $39,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$76,950
Information
$66,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,810
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,300
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,390
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,190
Educational Services
$46,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,940
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,690
Retail Trade
$43,820
Wholesale Trade
$39,980
Construction
$39,830

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 $32,810 to $85,290. The highest paying state for telecommunications line installers and repairers is New York with a median annual salary of $85,290. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $32,810. 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
$85,290
Massachusetts
$79,230
Alaska
$78,160
Delaware
$72,080
Vermont
$70,480
Illinois
$70,460
Connecticut
$68,830
New Hampshire
$68,630
Pennsylvania
$68,480
West Virginia
$68,220
Hawaii
$67,830
Maryland
$67,310
California
$67,260
New Jersey
$65,100
Rhode Island
$64,500
Virginia
$64,150
Maine
$64,080
North Dakota
$60,060
Arkansas
$59,770
Kansas
$55,060
Missouri
$53,560
Washington
$52,040
Oregon
$50,880
Oklahoma
$49,180
Texas
$49,150
Wisconsin
$48,170
Wyoming
$47,900
New Mexico
$46,720
Nebraska
$46,550
Ohio
$46,070
South Dakota
$45,800
Colorado
$45,100
Utah
$45,060
Arizona
$45,040
Idaho
$44,970
Michigan
$44,880
Indiana
$43,460
Montana
$43,310
Iowa
$43,300
Kentucky
$43,090
District of Columbia
$43,060
Tennessee
$41,460
South Carolina
$41,040
Nevada
$40,080
Mississippi
$38,540
Georgia
$38,500
Minnesota
$38,450
Florida
$37,190
North Carolina
$35,710
Louisiana
$35,450
Alabama
$34,130
Guam
$33,230
Puerto Rico
$32,810


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