All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $42,559
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $21.63
    Median: $30.12
    Experienced: $33.45
  • Growth (2014-2019)13%
  • Openings (2014-2019)109
  • Current Employment 2,999
  • Projected Employment 3,066
  • Typical Entry-level Education Postsecondary non-degree award

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • Repair
  • Technical Support
  • Inspection
  • Test Equipment
  • Schematic Diagrams
  • Troubleshooting
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Problem Solving

occupational tasks

  • Note differences in wire and cable colors so that work can be performed correctly
  • Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools
  • Test repaired, newly installed, or updated equipment to ensure that it functions properly and conforms to specifications, using test equipment and observation
  • Drive crew trucks to and from work areas
  • Inspect equipment on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)