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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
Southwest Minnesota 22032$28.01/hr$18.95/hr$21.77/hr$29.25/hr$33.46/hr$36.41/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services200$33.04/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration40$35.25/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$30.66/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$30.27/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$26.23/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$31.43/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$30.27/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$27.33/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$28.79/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$30.92/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 130$28.89/hr-1.7%
Northwest Balance of State 150$28.85/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 160$29.57/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$26.02/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 180$29.41/hr-4.4%
Southwest Minnesota 220$29.25/hr-2.0%
Southeast Minnesota 220$29.46/hr-2.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,030$32.04/hr-1.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,140$31.51/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,130$29.89/hr-1.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 1,730$30.09/hr5.5%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 770$32.06/hr6.4%
Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers N/A$19.99/hr0.2%

  • Collaborate with other workers to locate and correct malfunctions.
  • Drive crew trucks to and from work areas.
  • Note differences in wire and cable colors so that work can be performed correctly.
  • Diagnose and correct problems from remote locations, using special switchboards to find the sources of problems.
  • 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.