Men account for the majority of Cable Splicers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $25.17 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Around one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,297 - $95,000
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$33K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $61,759
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$15.06 - $37.80
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$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$33,297 - $95,000  
   
Bonus
$604 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$33,803 - $87,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $37.80  
   
Overtime
$23.90 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$604 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$33,803 - $87,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Cable Splicer

Cable splicers connect cables together, often maintaining and installing cables for telecommunications companies. This work is usually done on call and in any type of weather. The cables that these professionals work with may be high in the air, underground or even underwater. If the cables are high up, cable splicers generally need to utilize elevated work platforms or cherry pickers. They may also climb utility poles to reach the specified area. If underground, cable splicers may need to descend into manholes and sewers to reach the needed area. If the cables are underwater, it is possible that they will work onboard a marine craft. After installing the cables, cable splicers must test them to ensure functionality and ensure the safety of the cables. The cables must be moisture- and fireproof. Aside from installation, cable splicers may also check faulty wiring and maintain installed cables.

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Cable Splicer Tasks

  • Operate spooling machinery.
  • Install, splice, test, and repair high voltage cables using tools or mechanical equipment.
  • Assemble and fabricate rope slings.
  • Inspect and test lines or cables, analyze results, and evaluate transmission characteristics.
  • Cover conductors with insulation or seal splices with moisture-proof covering.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cable Splicer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Cable Splicers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Cable Splicer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $64K on average.

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Experience Affects Cable Splicer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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