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All About Communications Equipment Operators

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

Types of Communications Equipment Operator

  • Operator
  • Telegraphic Typewriter Operator
  • News Wire Photo Operator
  • Wireless Watcher
  • Wire Transfer Clerk

Is There Job Demand 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.

Salary for 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

Where Communications Equipment Operators Are Employed


Communications Equipment Operators work in the following industries:



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