Radio Tower & Radar Technician Salary

A Radio Tower & Radar Technician earns an average wage of $18.37 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$27,176 - $70,472
(Median)
$27K
$53K
$70K
MEDIAN: $52,514
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$12.01 - $28.57
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,176 - $70,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$4,550  
Total Pay (?
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$28,268 - $72,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $28.57  
   
Overtime
$17.96 - $42.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,550  
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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$28,268 - $72,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Radio Tower & Radar Technician

The position of a radio tower & radar technician involves a high level of danger, so those who wish to work in the field should be prepared for such situations, as well as working with dangerous equipment. These technicians are highly skilled in the installation and repair of telecommunication lines and equipment to help maintain the continuous flow of information through communication lines.

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Radio Tower & Radar Technician Tasks

  • Install two-way radios, mobile data computers (MDC), and other electronic equipment.
  • Maintain, inspect, and repair computer-based equipment and keep records of maintenance.
  • Repair, maintain, and install radio and electronic equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Tower & Radar Technician

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

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Experience Affects Radio Tower & Radar Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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