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What Do Communications Equipment Operator Do?

Occupation Description All communications equipment operators not listed separately.

  • Telegraph Operator
  • Relay Telegrapher
  • Protective Signal Operator
  • Facsimile Machine Operator
  • Wire Transfer Clerk

Job Opportunities for Communications Equipment Operators

There were about 2,400 jobs for Communications Equipment Operator in 2016 (in the United States). 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.

What is the Average Salary of a Communications Equipment Operator

The salary for Communications Equipment Operators ranges between about $24,260 and $67,330 a year.


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

How much do Communications Equipment Operators make in each U.S. state?

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

Communications Equipment Operators Sector


The table below shows the approximate number of Communications Equipment Operators employed by various industries.



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