Radio Tower & Radar Technician Salary

A Radio Tower & Radar Technician earns an average wage of $19.00 per hour.

$27,175 - $69,754
$27K
$54K
$70K
MEDIAN: $53,874
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50%
90%

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$13.70 - $30.54
$14
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,175 - $69,754  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,658 - $68,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $30.54  
   
Overtime
$17.36 - $42.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$30,658 - $68,142  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Tower & Radar Technician

Pay by Experience for a Radio Tower & Radar Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Tower & Radar Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Tower & Radar Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Radio Tower & Radar Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 14 salaries. A Radio Tower & Radar Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Radio Tower & Radar Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Radio Tower & Radar Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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