Satellite Antenna Installers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.43 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though tenure and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,242 - $64,685
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$24K
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$65K
MEDIAN: $41,237
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$11.33 - $23.77
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,242 - $64,685  
   
Bonus
$482.69 - $5,120  
Profit Sharing
$860  
Commission
$509  
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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$24,423 - $61,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $23.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92  
Overtime
$8.92 - $34.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$482.69 - $5,120  
   
Commission
$509  
Profit Sharing
$860  
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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$24,423 - $61,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Job Description for Satellite Antenna Installer

Satellite antenna installers generally work for companies which provide television services to customers. These employees install satellites so that service can be received; prior to carrying out a job, they must review their instructions and make sure that the satellites are permitted to be installed in the given place per local, state, and federal regulations. Problem-solving is also important in this position, as some jobs may not be as straightforward as others. There may be obstructions, such as trees or other buildings, that will hinder the reception of a good signal.

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Satellite Antenna Installer Tasks

  • Measure and document installation locations and height/depth of equipment.
  • Review specifications, permits and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Survey sites, select equipment locations, and install and test antennas.
  • Communicate needs and performance with customers.

Common Career Paths for Satellite Antenna Installer


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Many Satellite Antenna Installers advance into a slightly higher-paying Field Service Technician position. Average compensation for Field Service Technicians is $45K.

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Satellite Antenna Installers flock to Satellites Unlimited for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $59K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Satellite Antenna Installer

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Satellite Antenna Installer Reviews

What is it like working as a Satellite Antenna Installer?

Satellite Antenna Installer in Visalia:
"Love the job.but pay is not what I thought it would be."
Pros: Bringing happiness to people of all ages, races and genders through satellite television installations.
Cons: The pay is horrible. We get paid per installation. Alot of the time the command center will give out your installations to other technicians that may finish other jobs sooner than you finish one, then you will miss out one potential money.then they will send you home early cause there is no more work.

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Experience Affects Satellite Antenna Installer Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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