Fiber Optic Technician Salary (United States)

A Fiber Optic Technician earns an average wage of $20.03 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Fiber Optic Technician Total Pay (?
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$33,935 - $73,175
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,009
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Fiber Optic Technician Total Pay (?
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$14.28 - $28.85
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,935 - $73,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$32,514 - $72,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $28.85  
   
Overtime
$21.21 - $43.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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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$32,514 - $72,808  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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 35%
Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$47,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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