Sign Installer Salary

Men make up the majority of Sign Installers in the United States, bringing in about $15.12 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-half, and roughly a fourth earn dental coverage. Most Sign Installers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,535 - $60,133
(Median)
$30K
$38K
$60K
MEDIAN: $37,549
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$10.83 - $24.14
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$11
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,535 - $60,133  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
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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$24,556 - $54,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $24.14  
   
Overtime
$15.58 - $36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
   
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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$24,556 - $54,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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Job Description for Sign Installer

Sign installers have the responsibility to install signs on behalf of their company, make sure they are correctly placed and connected, and meet all customer requirements. These professionals are in charge of placing, installing, and removing all necessary signs that their company builds. In addition, installers repair and modify signs.

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Sign Installer Tasks

  • Use mechanical and electrical hand tools and understand construction concepts.
  • Comply with state and federal safety regulations.
  • Install various types of signage including, vinyl, electrical signs and components.

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Sign Installers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Welding, Electronic Troubleshooting, ELECTRICAL, and Tools are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Tools.

Pay by Experience Level for Sign Installer

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


Sign Installers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $36K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. Sign Installers bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $49K.

Sign Installer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Sign Installer in San Francisco:
"It's Not About You."
Do whatever it takes to complete your installation. Don't sacrifice the quality of an install because the best method is something you don't like to do. You are paid to install signs in the right place, level, secure, etc. It's not about you, but if you choose easy over best and there are problems, then it is about you. When there are complaints it's not pleasant when your employer and customer realize there was a better way to do the install but you chose easier for you. No news is good news. A sign that falls down, is crooked or scratched is a sin. If you know there is a problem, just because your contact doesn't notice it and they think it's great, somebody will.

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Experience Affects Sign Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Sign Installer Salaries

Welding
up arrow 17%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Tools
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 50%