Broadband Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Broadband Technicians earn an average of $15.62 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.98 per hour to $25.10. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Broadband Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$31,797 - $66,910
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,527
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50%
90%

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$11.98 - $25.10
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,797 - $66,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,300  
Commission
$205.58 - $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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$25,912 - $59,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $38.03  
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 - $3,300  
   
Commission
$205.58 - $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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$25,912 - $59,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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.

Offering a median of only $36K, Suddenlink Communications pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $25K on the lower end and $44K on the higher end.

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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $33K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $39K. Broadband Technicians bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Broadband Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Broadband Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

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 29 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 5%
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