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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 $15.33 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Broadband Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,087 - $66,910
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,218
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50%
90%

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$11.71 - $25.04
(Median)
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,087 - $66,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Commission
$203.47 - $1,526  
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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$25,633 - $60,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $25.04  
   
Overtime
$17.24 - $38.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
Commission
$203.47 - $1,526  
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).
)
$25,633 - $60,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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Job Description for Broadband Technician

  • 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


CenturyLink leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $56K.

68 percent less than the top paying company, Suddenlink Communications offers a median salary of just $33K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Pay by Experience Level for Broadband Technician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $32K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. Broadband Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Broadband Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Broadband Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 47%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%