Broadband Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Broadband Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.04 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. For the most part, Broadband Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$22,283 - $95,356
$22K
$37K
$95K
MEDIAN: $37,161
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$12.31 - $25.68
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$22,283 - $95,356  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Commission
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,121 - $60,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$18.48 - $33.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$450.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$26,121 - $60,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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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

  • Install, connect, reconnect, and disconnect, broadband equipment and service.
  • Audit networks including ping tests, tracerouting and speed tests.
  • Comply with FCC, NESC, OSHA technical standards.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Broadband Technician


Charter Communications, Inc., Time Warner Cable Company, CenturyLink, Suddenlink, and Suddenlink Communications are all popular places to work. Time Warner Cable Company offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $52K.

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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $34K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Broadband Technicians make a median salary of $51K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $61K.

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Key Stats for Broadband Technician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Broadband Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲69%

Experienced
▲42%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$36,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Broadband Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲50%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲24%

Telecommunications
▲20%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▲2%

Technical Services
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
▼5%

Troubleshooting
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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