Cable Installer Salary

A Cable Installer earns an average wage of $15.13 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.

$24,635 - $69,205
$25K
$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,106
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50%
90%

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$10.81 - $24.33
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,635 - $69,205  
   
Bonus
$505 - $5,128  
Commission
$1,600  
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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$24,518 - $58,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $24.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$15.34 - $36.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$505 - $5,128  
   
Commission
$1,600  
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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$24,518 - $58,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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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

Pay by Experience for a Cable Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level Cable Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 240 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cable Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Cable Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 86 salaries. A Cable Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cable Installer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Cable Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$36,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Cable Installer Salaries

Fiber
▲28%

Troubleshooting
▲20%


National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%