Cable Splicer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Cable Splicers earn an average of $25.29 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the individual firm. For the most part, Cable Splicers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,948 - $90,766
$31K
$58K
$91K
MEDIAN: $58,353
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$15.25 - $38.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,948 - $90,766  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,740 - $86,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $38.15  
   
Overtime
$24.38 - $60.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$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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$32,740 - $86,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $63K. For Cable Splicers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Cable Splicers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $61K.

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Key Stats for Cable Splicer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Cable Splicer Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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