Satellite Antenna Installer Salary

Satellite Antenna Installers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $13.79 per hour. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Though the majority of Satellite Antenna Installers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,729 - $67,191
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$25K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,520
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$9.84 - $24.34
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,729 - $67,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,725  
Total Pay (?
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$22,858 - $63,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $24.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92  
Overtime
$10.10 - $31.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,725  
   
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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$22,858 - $63,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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.

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The consistently lowest paying firm is Dish Network Corporation, where the median salary is just $35K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $25K to $48K.

Pay by Experience Level for Satellite Antenna Installer

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Satellite Antenna Installers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $40K.

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
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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