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Cable Construction Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Cable Construction Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.31 per hour. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,287 - $58,588
(Median)
$21K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,995
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$13.30 - $24.36
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,287 - $58,588  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
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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$28,133 - $55,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.30 - $24.36  
   
Overtime
$19.23 - $33.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
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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$28,133 - $55,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $35K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. Cable Construction Technicians see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $44K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Cable Construction Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 34%
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