The average wage for a Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) is $18.36 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,292 - $78,644
(Median)
$23K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,043
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$12.63 - $28.52
(Median)
$13
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,292 - $78,644  
   
Bonus
$964 - $4,919  
Commission
$1,100  
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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$27,158 - $66,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $28.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04  
Overtime
$18.40 - $44.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$964 - $4,919  
   
Commission
$1,100  
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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$27,158 - $66,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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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)

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Experience Affects Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%

Cable
up arrow 6%

Telecommunications
up arrow 6%

up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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