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

The average wage for a Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) is $17.87 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. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Troubleshooting, Systems Troubleshooting, and Fiber.
Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Total Pay (?
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$25,042 - $64,069
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MEDIAN: $39,924
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Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Total Pay (?
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$12.14 - $28.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,042 - $64,069  
   
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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$27,198 - $66,148  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 552
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $28.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.46 - $2.54  
Overtime
$16.53 - $43.34  
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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$27,198 - $66,148  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 552
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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 Difference By Location
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Atlanta
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Houston
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
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

Troubleshooting
up arrow 26%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 15%
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National Average
$41,000
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
Telecommunications
up arrow 7%
Customer Service
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%
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