Cable Television Installer Salary (United States)

Male Cable Television Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.21 per hour in the United States. Pay starts at $9.63 per hour and can approach $21.27 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the specific employer and geographic location are influential factors as well. Although about one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and most get dental coverage, too. The majority of Cable Television Installers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Cable Television Installer Salary (?
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$23,203 - $56,237
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MEDIAN: $35,708
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Cable Television Installer Salary (?
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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 enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Cable Supervisor can offer an extra $17,582 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. Cable Television Installers most often move into positions as Telecommunications Line Service Technicians or Telecommunications Equipment Non-Line Installers, where they can expect an extra $9,734 or $11,735 per year.

Cable Television Installer Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cable Television Installer

Though heading up the field in terms of compensation—Comcast Cable, Inc. offers the highest median salary at $41,379—pay within the company still varies considerably, starting at $28K and reaching $56K.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Charter Communications, Inc., where the median salary is just $29,880. Workers at Time Warner Cable Company and Comcast Cable, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $32,279 and $41,379, respectively.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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National Average
$31,000
Cleveland
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For Cable Television Installers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Cable Television Installer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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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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