Broadband Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Broadband Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.13 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$29,000 - $69,634
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,527
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50%
90%

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$12.15 - $25.17
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,000 - $69,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,800  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
Commission
$600  
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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$25,870 - $60,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $25.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24  
Overtime
$18.33 - $36.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,800  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$25,870 - $60,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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Job Description for Broadband Technician

Broadband technicians are responsible for installing and maintaining the various components of broadband connections in homes and businesses. They typically assess the customer's connectivity needs and then run cables and wires as necessary and install equipment such as modems, routers, switches, and even hardware firewalls.

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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


Although CenturyLink heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $50K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $38K to $84K.

Charter Communications, Inc. offers the smallest salaries in town — $36K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $25K to $48K) creates a rather varied pay scale.


Broadband Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Electronic Troubleshooting and Technical Services are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Broadband Technician

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


Broadband Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $34K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $40K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Broadband Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Broadband Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Technical Services
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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