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Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) is $17.95 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Fiber is associated with high pay for this job.
Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salary (?
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$25,736 - $64,227
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,639
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Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salary (?
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$12.15 - $28.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,736 - $64,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,556  
Commission
$400.00 - $3,600  
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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$27,257 - $66,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $28.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46 - $2.54  
Overtime
$16.68 - $43.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,556  
   
Commission
$400.00 - $3,600  
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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$27,257 - $66,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 486
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Job Description for Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications)

Positions as a line service technician for cable, phone, and telecommunications are commonly available in companies providing services ranging from traditional telephone lines to high-end fiber optics data networks. Generally a high school diploma or equivalent is the minimum requirement for this position, though higher-level positions may have additional requirements.
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Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Tasks
  • Test and troubleshoot cables and security systems.
  • Coordinate with partners to test plant cable facilities and maintain or replace existing sections of cable.
  • Perform regular maintenance tasks for digital loop carriers, distance learning systems, and other equipment.
  • Perform on-site cable, multi-telephone, DSL, and other equipment installations.
  • Assist in groundwork and direct traffic as necessary.

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Pay by Experience Level for Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications)

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$41,000
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Experience Affects Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$41,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salaries

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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$41,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 17%