Communications Technician Salary

A Communications Technician earns an average wage of $19.66 per hour.

$25,742 - $80,537
$26K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,075
10%
50%
90%

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$13.45 - $31.50
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.91
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,742 - $80,537  
   
Bonus
$401.34 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$700  
Commission
$500  
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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$28,772 - $73,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.45 - $31.50  
   
Overtime
$19.28 - $47.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$401.34 - $4,122  
   
Commission
$500  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$28,772 - $73,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 316

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Job Description for Communications Technician

A communications technician uses their knowledge on a wide range of electronics to set up, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electronics. This can include such devices as tablets, phones, printers, laptops, and more complicated pieces of equipment. They must repair damaged and malfunctioning equipment while following strict repair policies and procedures.

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Communications Technician Tasks

  • Install and configure telecommunications hardware like cables, computers, networks, phones and printers.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment, hardware and software.
  • Lay lines and cables through walls, then repairing the overall appearance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Technician

Pay by Experience for a Communications Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 177 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Communications Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 127 salaries. A Communications Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 65 salaries.

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Key Stats for Communications Technician

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Communications Technician Salaries

▲38%

▲28%

▲6%

National Average
$46,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Communications Technician Salaries



Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼9%

Fiber
▼12%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼19%

Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%
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