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 23018$27.12/hr$20.26/hr$22.70/hr$26.82/hr$30.97/hr$36.37/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction1,490$23.69/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities40$51.70/hr
Information390$18.72/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$26.20/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/A$22.31/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$21.63/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$32.67/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$22.47/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 70$20.40/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$21.02/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$19.21/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$19.67/hr15.0%
Northeast Balance of State 100$19.19/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 140$20.55/hr17.8%
St Cloud MN MSA 190$19.97/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$26.16/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 230$26.82/hr14.5%
Central Minnesota 330$19.09/hr36.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,140$23.29/hr7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,160$23.37/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,950$22.87/hr17.3%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,240$26.76/hr9.9%
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 3,550$23.55/hr10.1%
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers 180$33.54/hr-1.6%


  • 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.
  • 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.