Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
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Overview
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, also known as telecom technicians, set up and maintain devices that carry communications signals, such as telephone lines and Internet routers.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers are expected to shrink by 8%, and should have about 22,100 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers are less likely to be automated than 64% of other careers.
Workforce size
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, with 237,600 workers, form a larger workforce than 81% of careers.
Education
Only 14% of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
Fewer radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers have bachelor's degrees than 62% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is higher than 62% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most telecommunications equipment installers and repairers.
This job's median $56KAll jobs' median $39K$59K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 10% of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers -- that's a smaller percentage than 78% of other jobs.
Gender of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, the median men's salary was 26% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 22% of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers are minority, and 12% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (12%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 57% of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, and 72% have company-sponsored health insurance (19% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Time Pressure (75%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment (68%)
  • Exposed to Contaminants (60%)
  • Exposed to High Places (57%)
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (46%)
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (39%)
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings (37%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions (34%)
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (33%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, which combines the data for 2 careers, including telecommunications equipment installers and repairers. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (BLS Salary Data)
$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
$56K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (ACS Salary Data)
$52K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where telecommunications equipment installers and repairers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (ACS)
Private for-profit (84.7%)
Private not-for-profit (1.5%)
Local government (1.7%)
State government (1.1%)
Federal government (7.4%)
Self-employed incorporated (1.1%)
Self-employed not incorporated (2.3%)
Working without pay (0.1%)
Distribution: Salaries of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, which combines the 2 specialties for this career.
$52K$53K$41K$57K$48K$31K$57K$41K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000Self-employed not incorporatedSelf-employed incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
$56K$62K$65K$56K$55K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers and gender

With 10% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 78% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
Men (90%)
Women (10%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median (middle) salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%, and the difference for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers tops that, with the median salary for men 26% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$42K$52K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers have one of the higher percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job even higher than that for 72% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. The percentage of minority radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers falls in about the middle of all careers' percentages. The percentage of foreign-born workers in this career is near the middle of all careers.

Race/origin of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
White (75% )
Black (13% )
Other (4% )
Asian (4% )
Multiracial (3% )
Hispanic (1% )
American Indian (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
12%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$41K$43K$44K$44K$46K$50K$54K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KOtherBlackAmerican IndianHispanicMultiracialAsianWhite
Distribution: Salaries for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers by nativity
$41K$53K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), telecommunications equipment installers and repairers typically hold a postsecondary nondegree award.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers.

Education attained by radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

Telecom technicians typically need postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computer networking. Generally, postsecondary programs include classes such as data transmission systems, data communication, AC/DC electrical circuits, and computer programming.

Most programs lead to a certificate or an associate’s degree in telecommunications or related subjects.

Some employers prefer to hire candidates with an associate’s degree.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers? Below we see the distribution of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$36K$48K$52K$59K$56K$63K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KNone (3%)High School (30%)Some College (35%)Associate's Degree (17%)Bachelor's Degree (13%)Master's Degree (2%)
Certificate/degree pathways

The Department of Education recommends the following college degree programs as preparation for this career. You can click the program row to learn more about the program and explore a list of schools that offer the program.

Program
Education
Education level of awarded degrees
Less than bachelor's
bachelor's degree
Higher than bachelor's
Gender
Gender of graduates
Men
Women
Race/Origin
Race/origin of graduates
White
Minority
International
Number of degrees awarded in 2017
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
335
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

What jobs will most radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairersTelecommunications line installers and repairersRetail salespersonsSpecialized media/broadcast techniciansEngineering techniciansComputer support specialistsElectriciansCustomer service representativesConstruction managersMedia and communication workers (specialized areas)Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairersElectronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairersManagers (specialized areas)
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 8 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers as well as 1% of respondents after working as radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Customer service representatives
373,800
$0$200K$32K
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
Computer support specialists
72,300
$0$200K$54K
Engineering technicians
40,100
$0$200K$54K
Specialized media/broadcast technicians
16,700
$0$200K$51K
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers
11,500
$0$200K$43K
Telecommunications line installers and repairers
10,800
$0$200K$48K
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers
3,400
$0$200K$41K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Customer service representatives
373,800
$0$200K$32K
2.8%
Maintenance and repair workers
155,500
$0$200K$42K
1.8%
Receptionists and information clerks
151,300
$0$200K$27K
1.2%
Electricians
83,100
$0$200K$49K
1.2%
Computer support specialists
72,300
$0$200K$54K
2.3%
Engineering technicians
40,100
$0$200K$54K
6.8%
First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
39,600
$0$200K$59K
1.1%
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
23,700
$0$200K$52K
24.8%
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers
23,200
$0$200K$30K
1.4%
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers
22,800
$0$200K$39K
1.2%
Computer occupations (specialized areas)
22,500
$0$200K$68K
3.0%
Specialized media/broadcast technicians
16,700
$0$200K$51K
2.5%
Electrical power-line installers and repairers
11,800
$0$200K$70K
1.5%
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers
11,500
$0$200K$43K
2.2%
Engineers (specialized areas)
10,900
$0$200K$90K
1.2%
Telecommunications line installers and repairers
10,800
$0$200K$48K
14.5%
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers
3,400
$0$200K$41K
4.1%
No occupation
5.7%
Read about telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers typically do the following:

  • Install communications equipment in offices, private homes, and buildings that are under construction
  • Set up, rearrange, and replace routing and dialing equipment
  • Inspect and service equipment, wiring, and phone jacks
  • Repair or replace faulty, damaged, and malfunctioning equipment
  • Test repaired, newly installed, and updated equipment to ensure that it works properly
  • Adjust or calibrate equipment to improve its performance
  • Keep records of maintenance, repairs, and installations
  • Demonstrate and explain the use of equipment to customers

These workers use many different tools to inspect equipment and diagnose problems. For instance, to locate distortions in signals, they may employ spectrum analyzers and polarity probes. They also commonly use hand tools, including screwdrivers and pliers, to take equipment apart and repair it.

Many telecom technicians work with computers, specialized hardware, and other diagnostic equipment. They follow manufacturers’ instructions or technical manuals to install or update software and programs on devices.

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers who work at a client’s location must track hours worked, parts used, and costs incurred. Workers who set up and maintain lines outdoors are classified as line installers and repairers.

The specific tasks of telecom technicians vary with their specialization and where they work.

The following are examples of types of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers:

Central office technicians set up and maintain switches, routers, fiber-optic cables, and other equipment at switching hubs, called central offices. These hubs send, process, and amplify data from thousands of telephone, Internet, and cable connections. Telecom technicians receive alerts about equipment malfunctions from automonitoring switches and are able to correct the problems remotely.

Headend technicians perform work similar to that of central office technicians, but work at distribution centers for cable and television companies, called headends. Headends are control centers in which technicians monitor signals for local cable networks.

Home installers and repairers—sometimes known as station installers and repairers—set up and repair telecommunications equipment in customers’ homes and businesses. For example, they set up modems to install telephone, Internet, and cable television services.

When customers have problems, home installers and repairers test the customer’s lines to determine if the problem is inside the building or outside. If the problem is inside, they try to repair it. If the problem is outside, they refer the problem to line repairers.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Color vision
Telecom technicians work with color-coded wires, and they need to be able to tell them apart.
Customer-service skills
Telecom technicians who work in customers’ homes and offices should be friendly and polite. They must be able to teach people how to maintain and operate communications equipment.
Dexterity
Telecom technicians’ tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.
Mechanical skills
Telecom technicians must be familiar with the devices they install and repair, with their internal parts, and with the appropriate tools needed to use, install, or fix them. They must also be able to understand manufacturers’ instructions when installing or repairing equipment.
Troubleshooting skills
Telecom technicians must be able to troubleshoot and devise solutions to problems that are not immediately apparent.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
Choose actual dollars or inflation-adjusted dollars to view
Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers was higher than 62% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

This job's median $56KAll jobs' median $39K$66K$38K200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers are anticipated to shrink by 8%. over the next decade; 90% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most telecommunications equipment installers and repairers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as telecommunications equipment installers and repairers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

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Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Number of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where telecommunications equipment installers and repairers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which telecommunications equipment installers and repairers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
Select a state to see local area details
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If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

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