Cable Splicer Salary
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.Read More...
Specific education is not necessary to be a cable splicer, though a high school diploma or equivalent is generally preferred. A valid driver's license and a commercial driver's license are highly preferred and often necessary to meet the job requirements. The ability to life heavy weights, stoop to fit into low or small spaces and climb to reach cables from utility poles are all necessary. Cable splicers must have good interpersonal skills and work well in a team setting, as cable splicers will often work in groups of at least two to fulfill their duties.
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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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.