Sign Installer Salary

Male Sign Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.24 per hour in the United States. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to half, and nearly one in four earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,626 - $60,133
(Median)
$30K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,281
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$10.91 - $24.26
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,626 - $60,133  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$24,668 - $54,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $24.26  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $36.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$24,668 - $54,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Welding, Electronic Troubleshooting, ELECTRICAL, and Tools are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Tools and ELECTRICAL.

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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $49K on average.

Sign Installer Advice

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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 42%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Sign Installer Salaries

up arrow 6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 3%

Tools
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 51%
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