Communications Technician Salary
A Communications Technician earns an average wage of $19.66 per hour.
|Salary||$24,998 - $81,684|
|Bonus||$391.49 - $4,122|
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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).)
|$28,264 - $73,809|
|Hourly Rate||$13.25 - $31.27|
|Overtime||$19.49 - $47.82|
|Bonus||$391.49 - $4,122|
|Total Pay (||$28,264 - $73,809|
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.Read More...
Communications technicians are frequently required to stand and move on a daily basis, as well as lift loads of up to 100 pounds. The individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and communicate effectively with part manufacturers, technical support, and customers who may have little to no knowledge of their equipment. The candidate should be able to work overtime, especially after periods of inclement weather, and have readily available transportation. A class D driver’s license is generally required.
Educational requirements for this position generally include at least an associate's degree or certification in a technical disciple or an equivalent amount of work experience. Certifications in electronics, instillation, troubleshooting, and related fields are highly desired. Prospective communications technicians should be highly motivated, able to work with a team, and self reliant.
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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