Men account for the majority of Broadband Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.05 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is enjoyable for Broadband Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,384 - $94,687
(Median)
$22K
$36K
$95K
MEDIAN: $36,312
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$12.22 - $25.52
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$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$22,384 - $94,687  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $5,017  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Commission
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,859 - $61,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $25.52  
   
Overtime
$18.53 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$309.13 - $5,017  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,859 - $61,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Job Description for Broadband Technician

Broadband technicians are experts in the installation, application, and repair of internet or telecommunication systems and typically travel to homes and businesses, assist in customer support, and route the appropriate wires throughout the building when necessary. They may also work outdoors to install phone lines or broadband access cables either underground or suspended on power lines.

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Broadband Technician Tasks

  • Train customers on use of equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair clients' broadband service and equipment including issues with coaxial cables, radio frequency and AC/DC transmissions.
  • Comply with FCC, NESC, OSHA technical standards.
  • Install, connect, reconnect, and disconnect, broadband equipment and service.
  • Audit networks including ping tests, tracerouting and speed tests.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Broadband Technician


Broadband Technicians fill the offices of leading firms Charter Communications, Inc., CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable Company, Suddenlink Communications, and Suddenlink. For Broadband Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at Time Warner Cable Company; in fact, median earnings sit around $52K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Broadband Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Broadband Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $34K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $39K. Broadband Technicians see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $63K.

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Experience Affects Broadband Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Broadband Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 49%

Telecommunications
up arrow 28%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 2%

Technical Services
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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