Occupational Employment Statistics


49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings. Excludes ‚ÄúTelecommunications Line Installers and Repairers‚ÄĚ (49-9052).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 600118$23.41/hr$15.76/hr$17.93/hr$21.79/hr$28.64/hr$35.97/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10$20.29/hr
Professional and Business Services70$30.04/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$19.44/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$33.29/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$29.76/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$21.96/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$33.12/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$19.27/hr-35.2%
St Cloud MN MSA 90$32.93/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 180$23.94/hr-26.4%
Southwest Balance of State 180$19.97/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 210$20.21/hr14.4%
Rochester MN MSA 240$22.85/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 360$20.18/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 460$27.70/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 470$28.65/hr5.1%
Southeast Minnesota 600$21.79/hr-25.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,870$24.42/hr12.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,130$23.57/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,550$23.55/hr10.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 1,950$22.87/hr17.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,240$26.76/hr9.9%
Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers 490$25.10/hr0.3%

  • Collaborate with other workers to locate and correct malfunctions.
  • Note differences in wire and cable colors so that work can be performed correctly.
  • Maintain computer and manual records pertaining to facilities and equipment.
  • Clean and maintain tools, test equipment, and motor vehicles.
  • Inspect equipment on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning.
  • Remove loose wires and other debris after work is completed.
  • Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.
  • Perform database verifications, using computers.
  • Communicate with bases, using telephones or two-way radios to receive instructions or technical advice, or to report equipment status.
  • Run wires between components and to outside cable systems, connecting them to wires from telephone poles or underground cable accesses.