Satellite Antenna Installer Salary

Men account for the majority of Satellite Antenna Installers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.52 per hour. While experience level and geography impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Some workers in this field — one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Satellite Antenna Installers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,259 - $61,520
$24K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,101
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$10.86 - $24.87
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,259 - $61,520  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$860  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$23,910 - $61,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $24.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$8.81 - $38.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,960  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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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$23,910 - $61,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Satellite Antenna Installer


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Many Satellite Antenna Installers move into Field Service Technician roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $45K per year.

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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

Pay by Experience for a Satellite Antenna Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level Satellite Antenna Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Satellite Antenna Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Satellite Antenna Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 45 salaries. A Satellite Antenna Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 9 salaries.

Satellite Antenna Installer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Satellite Antenna Installer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Satellite Antenna Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲23%

▲20%

National Average
$39,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Satellite Antenna Installer Salaries

Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
▲3%

National Average
$39,000

Customer Service
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 33%
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