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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers



Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 31031$26.13/hr$17.53/hr$18.98/hr$23.18/hr$31.53/hr$40.85/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction820$25.56/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10$49.03/hr
Information590$24.94/hr
Professional and Business Services270$21.49/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$31.53/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$23.97/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$30.79/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$24.94/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$24.31/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$23.18/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$24.94/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$24.94/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 70$24.41/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$23.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$18.98/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$24.41/hr-0.5%
Southwest Minnesota 110$23.46/hr4.5%
Central Minnesota 310$23.18/hr4.7%
Northwest Balance of State 330$24.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 340$24.94/hr12.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 660$26.07/hr5.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 810$25.57/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,700$24.68/hr5.5%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 810$35.94/hr6.4%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 2,440$30.55/hr-1.7%
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers 140$34.38/hr-0.6%


  • Clean or maintain tools or test equipment.
  • Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.
  • String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pull lines to proper tension.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Compute impedance of wires from poles to houses to determine additional resistance needed for reducing signals to desired levels.
  • Explain cable service to subscribers after installation and collect any installation fees that are due.
  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
  • Explain cable service to subscribers after installation and collect any installation fees that are due.
  • Access specific areas to string lines or install terminal boxes, auxiliary equipment, or appliances, using bucket trucks, or by climbing poles or ladders, or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl spaces.
  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.