Cable Television Installer Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Cable Television Installers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.21 per hour. Pay begins at $9.63 per hour on the low end and climbs to $21.27 near the top. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the company and geographic location are influential factors as well. While some workers in this profession—21 percent—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and most have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cable Television Installers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Cable Television Installer Salary (?
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$23,203 - $56,237
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MEDIAN: $35,708
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$9.63 - $21.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,203 - $56,237  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,062  
Commission
$250.00 - $1,100  
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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$20,657 - $49,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $21.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43 - $0.99  
Overtime
$13.56 - $32.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,062  
   
Commission
$250.00 - $1,100  
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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$20,657 - $49,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 394
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Job Description for Cable Television Installer

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Cable Television Installer

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Cable Television Installers may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Cable Supervisor position may earn an additional $17,582 per year. Telecommunications Line Service Technicians or Telecommunications Equipment Non-Line Installers are common next-step roles for Cable Television Installers moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $9,734 or $11,735, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cable Television Installer

Though Comcast Cable, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay with a median salary of $41,379, employees there receive a range of salaries, from $28K on the low end all the way up to $56K.
Bringing up the rear, Charter Communications, Inc.'s median pay of $29,880 is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $41,465. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Time Warner Cable Company at $32,279, and Comcast Cable, Inc. where $41,379 is the norm.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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National Average
$31,000
Cleveland
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Home to some of the best pay for Cable Television Installers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 7 percent above the national average. Cleveland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Cable Television Installer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$31,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 21%
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