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Communications Equipment Operator

What Does it Take to Be a Communications Equipment Operator?

Example of Communications Equipment Operator Job All communications equipment operators not listed separately.

  • Telegraphic Typewriter Operator
  • Relay Telegrapher
  • Wireless Operator
  • Wire Transfer Clerk
  • Telegrapher

Are There Job Opportunities for Communications Equipment Operators?

In the United States, there were 2,400 jobs for Communications Equipment Operator in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 8.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 200 new jobs for Communications Equipment Operator by 2026. The BLS estimates 300 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Communications Equipment Operator are Minnesota, Nebraska, and Texas. Watch out if you plan on working in Washington, Tennessee, or Ohio. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Communications Equipment Operator Salary

Communications Equipment Operators make between $24,260 and $67,330 a year.


Communications Equipment Operators who work in California, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Communications Equipment Operators in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Arizona $35,740
California $54,250
Connecticut $35,980
Florida $41,820
Illinois $44,390
Indiana $36,680
Kentucky $41,240
Louisiana $32,510
Maryland $45,640
Nebraska $38,980
New York $29,090
North Carolina $43,450
Pennsylvania $48,650
Tennessee $43,820
Texas $43,220
Utah $39,790
Virginia $54,220
West Virginia $42,210


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