Career Profile

Telecom Line Installers and Repairers

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $54,100
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Telecom Line Installers and Repairers install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

General Information

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Telecom Line Installers and Repairers

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area

50

Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 50 openings per year are projected for Telecom Line Installers and Repairers.

+13.2%

Employment Change

Employment for Telecom Line Installers and Repairers is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 13.2% between 2022 and 2027.

$26.02

Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $26.02/hour. Entry level workers are paid $16.84, while experienced workers are paid $30.61. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 343 Telecom Line Installers and Repairers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 388.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Telecom Line Installers and Repairers are Utility System Construction, Wired and Wireless Telecommunications Carriers, and Building Equipment Contractors.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Telecom Line Installers and Repairers include Telecommunications, Customer and Personal Service, and English Language.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Telecom Line Installers and Repairers is HS diploma or less. 23% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET