Cable Splicer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Cable Splicers earn an average of $25.87 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career length and the particular employer are influential factors as well. For the most part, Cable Splicers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,458 - $92,694
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MEDIAN: $56,120
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$16.26 - $39.02
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Salary $29,458 - $92,694
Bonus $507 - $49,316
Total Pay (?
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$34,418 - $90,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $16.26 - $39.02
Overtime $24.75 - $61.09
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $507 - $49,316
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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$34,418 - $90,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Cable Splicer

Pay by Experience for a Cable Splicer has a positive trend. An entry-level Cable Splicer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cable Splicer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Cable Splicer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 88 salaries. A Cable Splicer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 39 salaries.

Cable Splicer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Cable Splicer?

Cable Splicer in Baltimore:
Seek to be certified and splice to all types of cables.

Cable Splicer in Kent:
"Cramped."
Pros: Working with your hands in various environments.
Cons: Long drives, confined spaces, lack of support.

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Key Stats for Cable Splicer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Cable Splicer Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 31%
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