A Communications Technician earns an average wage of $19.49 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$25,535 - $81,594
(Median)
$26K
$50K
$82K
MEDIAN: $49,523
10%
50%
90%

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$13.11 - $30.78
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,535 - $81,594  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$2,008  
Commission
$2,750  
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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$27,939 - $72,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $30.78  
   
Overtime
$19.36 - $47.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$400.00 - $4,913  
   
Commission
$2,750  
Profit Sharing
$2,008  
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).
)
$27,939 - $72,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 329
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Communications Technician

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Experience Affects Communications Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Communications Technician Salaries

Telecommunications
up arrow 4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Fiber
up arrow 15%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 17%

Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
up arrow 47%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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