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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 103$34.76/hr$25.32/hr$32.73/hr$37.15/hr$40.20/hr$40.20/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$35.34/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$36.37/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 10$37.15/hr7.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$38.13/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$33.61/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$34.47/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$31.77/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 150$34.86/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 150$34.86/hrN/A
Minnesota 250$34.86/hr-0.6%

  • Climb communication towers to install, replace, or repair antennas or auxiliary equipment used to transmit and receive radio waves.
  • Bolt equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
  • Climb towers to access components, using safety equipment, such as full-body harnesses.
  • Complete reports related to project status, progress, or other work details, using computer software.
  • Perform maintenance or repair work on existing tower equipment, using hand or power tools.
  • Lift equipment into position, using cranes and rigging tools or equipment, such as gin poles.
  • Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
  • Read work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done.
  • Transport equipment to work sites, using utility trucks and equipment trailers.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed.