Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for telecom technicians in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 31,850 telecom technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 8.0% of all telecom technicians are women, while 92.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed telecom technician is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of telecom technicians is White (57.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.4%), Black or African American (12.5%) and Asian (6.3%).
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • 6% of all telecom technicians are LGBT.
  • Telecom technicians are 65% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Telecom Technician Statistics By Gender

8.0% of telecom technicians are women and 92.0% of telecom technicians are men.

  • Male, 92.0%
  • Female, 8.0%

Telecom Technicians By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male92.0%
Female8.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Telecom Technician

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$56,138
female-income
Female Income
$52,671

Telecom Technician Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the telecom technician position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Telecom Technician Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201088.46%11.54%
201189.95%10.05%
201290.27%9.73%
201391.02%8.98%
201490.38%9.62%
201591.99%8.01%
201691.50%8.50%
201791.39%8.61%
201891.20%8.80%
201992.94%7.06%
202093.09%6.91%
202191.97%8.03%

Telecom Technician Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, cable television technician and electric motor mechanic have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Facility Examiner27%73%
Telecom Technician92%8%
Radio Repairman98%2%
Electric Motor Mechanic99%1%
Cable Television Technician99%1%

Telecom Technician Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among telecom technicians is White, which makes up 57.4% of all telecom technicians. Comparatively, there are 18.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 57.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.4%
  • Black or African American, 12.5%
  • Asian, 6.3%
  • Unknown, 4.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Telecom Technician Race

Telecom Technician RacePercentages
White57.4%
Hispanic or Latino18.4%
Black or African American12.5%
Asian6.3%
Unknown4.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Telecom Technician Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among telecom technicians.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Telecom Technician Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201065.87%11.72%4.14%16.23%
201166.80%11.11%3.94%15.28%
201265.16%11.50%4.25%16.17%
201364.71%12.20%4.99%15.05%
201465.15%12.05%4.27%15.58%
201563.33%11.39%5.01%17.56%
201663.03%11.56%5.01%18.00%
201762.36%12.20%5.76%17.28%
201861.74%10.54%4.77%19.91%
201962.37%10.57%4.81%18.90%
202060.24%11.56%4.34%19.10%
202157.40%12.55%6.28%18.38%

Telecom Technician Wage Gap By Race

Unknown telecom technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian telecom technicians have the lowest average salary at $51,702.
$60,000
$58,000
$56,000
$54,000
$52,000
$50,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$59,627
White$58,028
Black or African American$54,197
Asian$51,702
Hispanic or Latino$57,508

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Average Age of a Telecom Technician

We determined the average age of telecom technicians based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Telecom Technician Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown40
White4748
Black or African American45.550
Asian48
Hispanic or Latino42.544

Telecom Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of telecom technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of telecom technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 67% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Telecom Technician Age

Telecom Technician YearsPercentages
40+ years67%
30-40 years20%
20-30 years13%

Types of Telecom Technician Degree Levels

The most common degree for telecom technicians is associate degree 40% of telecom technicians earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 31% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 12%.

  • Associate, 40%
  • Bachelors, 31%
  • High School Diploma, 12%
  • Diploma, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Telecom Technicians By Education

Telecom Technician DegreePercentages
Associate40%
Bachelors31%
High School Diploma12%
Diploma10%
Other Degrees7%

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Telecom Technician Wage Gap By Education

Telecom technicians with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $58,585 annually. With a Bachelors degree, telecom technicians earn a median annual income of $58,068 compared to $52,164 for telecom technicians with an High School Diploma degree.
$61,000
$59,000
$57,000
$55,000
$53,000
$51,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$52,164
Bachelor's Degree$58,068
Some College/ Associate Degree$58,585

Telecom Technician Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where telecom technicians work. We found most telecom technicians work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most telecom technicians is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire telecom technicians.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Telecom Technician Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees6%
50 - 100 employees15%
100 - 500 employees20%
500 - 1,000 employees12%
1,000 - 10,000 employees22%
> 10,000 employees25%

The Types Of Companies Telecom Technician Work In

Employees with the telecom technician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most telecom technicians prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Telecom Technician Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education4%
Public25%
Private65%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Telecom Technicians

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ telecom technicians. Those industries include technology, telecommunication and professional.

Technology

Telecommunication

Fortune 500

Professional

Manufacturing

Telecom Technician Turnover And Employment Statistics

Telecom Technician Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of telecom technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Telecom Technician Unemployment Rate By Year

YearTelecom Technician Unemployment Rate
20107.46%
20116.44%
20126.31%
20134.97%
20144.71%
20153.35%
20165.60%
20173.36%
20182.03%
20192.89%
20203.52%
20214.66%

The Average Number of Years That Telecom Technician Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,583 telecom technicians resumes, we figured out that the average telecom technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Telecom Technician Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year23%
1-2 years34%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years5%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Telecom Technicians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to telecom technicians.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Installer Electronics3.37%23,482
Security Installer4.35%59,796
Tape Recorder Repairer4.78%3,607
Telecom Technician6.00%-
ATM Technician6.67%37,660
Motor Rewinder7.96%952

Telecom Technician LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Installer Electronics3.37%23,482
Security Installer4.35%59,796
Tape Recorder Repairer4.78%3,607
ATM Technician6.67%37,660
Motor Rewinder7.96%952

Foreign Languages Spoken By Telecom Technicians

The most common foreign language among telecom technicians is Spanish at 37.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Carrier at 20.9% and French is the third-most popular at 9.3%.

  • Spanish, 37.2%
  • Carrier, 20.9%
  • French, 9.3%
  • Portuguese, 4.7%
  • German, 4.7%
  • Other, 23.2%

Telecom Technician Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish37.2%
Carrier20.9%
French9.3%
Portuguese4.7%
German4.7%
Other23.2%

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Which State Has The Most Telecom Technicians?

By looking through more than 1,583 resumes, we found that the most popular places for telecom technicians are New York, NY and Atlanta, GA.

Number of Telecom Technicians

Number Of Telecom Technician Jobs By State

Telecom Technician Demographics FAQs

How Many Telecom Technician Are There In The Us?

There are over 31,850 Telecom Technicians in the United States.

What Percentage Of Telecom Technicians Are Black?

12.5% of Telecom Technicians are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Telecom Technicians?

Most a are White, with 57.4% of Telecom Technicians belonging to this ethnicity. 18.4% of Telecom Technicians are Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% of Telecom Technicians are Black or African American, 6.3% of Telecom Technicians are Asian, 4.8% of Telecom Technicians are Unknown, and 0.6% of Telecom Technicians are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Telecom Technician Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Telecom Technician jobs are male - dominated. 92% of Telecom Technicians are male, and 8% are female, so there are more male Telecom Technicians than female Telecom Technicians in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Telecom Technician?

The average Telecom Technician is 45 years old. 67% of Telecom Technicians are 40+ years old or older, 20% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 13% are between 20-30 years old

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