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Life As a Communications Equipment Operator

Position Description All communications equipment operators not listed separately.

Types of Communications Equipment Operator Jobs

  • Wireless Operator
  • Telegraph Operator
  • Receiver
  • Telegraphic Typewriter Operator
  • Relay Telegrapher

Is There Job Demand for Communications Equipment Operators?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 2,400 jobs in the United States for Communications Equipment Operator. 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. There will be an estimated 300 positions for Communications Equipment Operator per year.


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.

How much do Communications Equipment Operators make 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

Where Communications Equipment Operators Are Employed


Below are examples of industries where Communications Equipment Operators work:



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