Fiber Optic Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Fiber Optic Technician is $20.11 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Fiber Optic Technician Salary (?
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$31,562 - $72,571
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MEDIAN: $48,000
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Fiber Optic Technician Salary (?
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$14.14 - $28.90
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,562 - $72,571  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,115  
Total Pay (?
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$31,729 - $71,431  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $28.90  
   
Overtime
$20.89 - $43.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,115  
   
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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$31,729 - $71,431  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Job Description for Fiber Optic Technician

A fiber optic technician generally works in the telecommunications industry. They install fiber optic cables, which are used to carry Internet, telephone, and television connections/services. Technicians perform their job duties inside and outside of homes and buildings, installing new cables and repairing and maintaining existing cables. Fiber optic technicians are responsible for troubleshooting and correcting any problems that may arise. Customer interaction can also play a large role in the technician’s day, and fiber optic technicians must have an acceptable appearance (for example, clean and professional) and be comfortable interacting with customers. Some technicians are also responsible for promoting company services and ensuring customer satisfaction. A technician should possess a strong knowledge of their company and all of the services that are offered.
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Fiber Optic Technician Tasks
  • Run fiber optic cables underground or underwater, and perform premises cabling.
  • Conduct regular inspections of fiber optic systems, and locate and repair defects.
  • Measure signal strength to ensure adequate performance.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and maintain fiber optic systems.
  • May create sensors and perform optical inspections.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fiber Optic Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Fiber Optic Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
Late-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$48,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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