Cable Construction Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Cable Construction Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.18 per hour nationwide. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Cable Construction Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,369 - $69,489
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,441
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90%

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$12.94 - $23.02
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,369 - $69,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
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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$27,437 - $53,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $23.02  
   
Overtime
$19.08 - $33.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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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$27,437 - $53,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Job Description for Cable Construction Technician

  • Operate digger derricks, cable plows, and dump trucks.
  • Operate construction equipment according to safety guidelines.
  • Perform aerial operations such as climbing poles, attaching cables, and installing pole anchors.
  • Install, replace, or repair cable facilities and build cable plants.
  • Maintain records of daily activities and ensure timely completion of service work order forms.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cable Construction Technician

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $38K. Cable Construction Technicians bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $44K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Cable Construction Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 30%
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