A Cable Installer earns an average wage of $14.97 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Fiber and Troubleshooting.

$24,107 - $69,169
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$24K
$42K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,859
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$10.25 - $24.35
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$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,107 - $69,169  
   
Bonus
$503 - $5,068  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$23,957 - $58,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $24.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$14.29 - $36.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$503 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$2,000  
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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$23,957 - $58,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Job Description for Cable Installer

Cable installers are responsible for installing cable into a home or business, such as for television or the internet. They may also test devices after installing them to ensure proper function before leaving the site.

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Cable Installer Tasks

  • Maintain documents for installations, repairs, and other assorted services.
  • Install, program, and calibrate equipment, and troubleshoot any problems.
  • Gather equipment and supplies and coordinate with customers to prepare for installations.
  • Maintain inventory and place orders to replenish stock.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cable Installer

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Experience Affects Cable Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Cable Installer Salaries

Fiber
up arrow 27%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 22%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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