The average pay for a Cable Television Installer is $15.40 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$23,650 - $57,443
$24K
$37K
$57K
MEDIAN: $37,410
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$10.72 - $24.31
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,650 - $57,443  
   
Bonus
$202.03 - $4,055  
Commission
$200.00  
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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$23,861 - $56,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $24.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39  
Overtime
$13.69 - $37.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$202.03 - $4,055  
   
Commission
$200.00  
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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$23,861 - $56,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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Job Description for Cable Television Installer

A cable television installer sets up telecommunication wires in homes, offices, and other settings in which cable television is requested. In order to gain access to cable television (and, in some cases, Internet and telephone service) individuals first need to have the proper equipment set up; this requires installation by a knowledgeable, qualified individual. The cable television installer runs a fiber optic cable from the main cable source to the installation site. After the wires are secured in place, the installer then hooks the wires into a cable monitor box that allows for access to the channels for which the subscriber paid. Depending on how many boxes subscribers want installed, installers may need to run additional wires into other rooms and repeat the installation process.

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Cable Television Installer Tasks

  • Gather equipment and supplies and coordinate with customers to prepare for installations.
  • Maintain inventory and place orders to replenish stock.
  • Maintain documents for installations, repairs, and other assorted services.
  • Install, program, and calibrate equipment, and troubleshoot any problems.

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Q: What is it like working as a Cable Television Installer?

Cable Television Installer in Radcliff:
"Cable."
Pros: The satisfaction of helping people and being one of the few who does the job right the first time.
Cons: The rude people I work with, the lazy people who im constantly going behind mopping up their mess.

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Key Stats for Cable Television Installer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Cable Television Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$35,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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