Men make up the majority of Cable Construction Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.76 per hour. Cable Construction Technicians largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,672 - $70,524
(Median)
$24K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,000
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$12.60 - $25.76
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,672 - $70,524  
   
Bonus
$1,011  
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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$24,959 - $59,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $25.76  
   
Overtime
$20.37 - $37.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,011  
   
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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$24,959 - $59,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $33K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $38K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $46K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Cable Construction Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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