An average Central Office Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $26.70 per hour. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Central Office Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Central Office Technicians survey respondents are men (78 percent).

$29,799 - $75,503
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$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $44,093
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$16.05 - $38.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,799 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$1,850  
Total Pay (?
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$32,293 - $81,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $38.67  
   
Overtime
$25.15 - $57.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,850  
   
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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$32,293 - $81,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Central Office Technician

Central office technicians are responsible for maintaining a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunication offices, as well as the installation and replacement of this equipment. Some of this routing equipment includes fiber optics, video, voice, or data telecommunication networks. Some technicians may also design the communication systems themselves and supervise the installation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Central Office Technician

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


For many Central Office Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $33K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $42K on average. Central Office Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Central Office Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K.

Key Stats for Central Office Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Central Office Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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