Median pay for Central Office Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $26.33 per hour. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Central Office Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,361 - $81,703
$29K
$45K
$82K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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50%
90%

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$16.48 - $39.17
$16
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,361 - $81,703  
   
Bonus
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$32,154 - $84,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $39.17  
   
Overtime
$25.33 - $56.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$32,154 - $84,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.


Central Office Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Central Office Technicians make a median salary of $60K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $70K.

Key Stats for Central Office Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Central Office Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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