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Cable Television Installer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Cable Television Installers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.19 per hour nationwide. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geography are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Cable Television Installers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,955 - $58,893
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$59K
MEDIAN: $37,563
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$9.62 - $21.32
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,955 - $58,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,353  
Commission
$294.79 - $1,017  
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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$20,428 - $50,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $21.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.31  
Overtime
$13.23 - $33.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,353  
   
Commission
$294.79 - $1,017  
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).
)
$20,428 - $50,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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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

  • 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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Though it's uncommon, some Cable Television Installers move into roles as Cable Supervisors, where pay is an average $49K per year. It is quite typical for Cable Television Installers to transition into roles as Telecommunications Line Service Technicians or Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, where reported median earnings are $9K and $12K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cable Television Installer


For Cable Television Installers, comfortable salaries can be found at Comcast Cable, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $43K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($26K versus $55K) is great.


Pay by Experience Level for Cable Television Installer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Cable Television Installers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $45K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Cable Television Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 19%