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Cable Television Installer Salary (United States)

A Cable Television Installer earns an average wage of $13.21 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Cable Television Installer Salary (?
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$23,203 - $56,237
(Median)
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56K
MEDIAN: $35,708
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Cable Television Installer Salary (?
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$9.63 - $21.27
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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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  
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 394
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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.

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Experience Affects Cable Television Installer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%
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
%
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%