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 $15.45 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by tenure and location. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Satellite Antenna Installers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a majority.

$24,342 - $62,064
$24K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,453
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$11.12 - $23.95
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,342 - $62,064  
   
Bonus
$487.08 - $5,081  
Profit Sharing
$860  
Commission
$750  
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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$24,309 - $60,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $23.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.94  
Overtime
$9.79 - $35.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$487.08 - $5,081  
   
Commission
$750  
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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$24,309 - $60,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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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Satellite Antenna Installers often end up in upper-level roles like Field Service Technician. Field Service Technicians bring home $45K annually on average.

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For Satellite Antenna Installers, comfortable salaries can be found at Satellites Unlimited; in fact, median earnings sit around $59K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Satellite Antenna Installer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $47K. Satellite Antenna Installers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $49K.

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
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Satellite Antenna Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$39,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Satellite Antenna Installer Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
▼4%

Customer Service
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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