Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers



Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 15032$25.84/hr$19.04/hr$20.92/hr$24.16/hr$30.86/hr$35.98/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction1,540$20.06/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$50.95/hr
Information380$18.55/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$15.78/hr
Public Administration20$15.33/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$21.66/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$21.56/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$21.46/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$29.48/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$22.79/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$18.30/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80$21.46/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$21.53/hr17.8%
Northwest Balance of State 130$23.25/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$18.65/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 150$24.16/hr14.5%
Southwest Minnesota 150$19.34/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 170$19.98/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 340$18.94/hr36.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,080$18.89/hr7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,210$18.98/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,050$19.81/hr17.3%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,620$22.48/hrN/A
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 3,760$28.47/hr10.1%
Radio Mechanics 210$32.24/hrN/A


  • 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.
  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.