A Communications Technician earns an average wage of $19.67 per hour.

$26,165 - $81,415
$26K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,652
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50%
90%

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$13.22 - $30.98
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.67
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$26,165 - $81,415  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $3,959  
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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$28,377 - $73,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $30.98  
   
Overtime
$19.48 - $47.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$394.53 - $3,959  
   
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).
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$28,377 - $73,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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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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Key Stats for Communications Technician

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
027
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Communications Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Communications Technician Salaries



Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 8%

Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
up arrow 10%

Fiber
up arrow 11%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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