Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salary

Men make up the majority of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $19.69 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by approximately half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,378 - $76,818
$30K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,579
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90%

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$12.68 - $28.74
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,378 - $76,818  
   
Bonus
$1,600  
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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$27,480 - $66,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $28.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.57  
Overtime
$20.40 - $45.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,600  
   
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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$27,480 - $66,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)

The main role of a telecommunications equipment installer/repairer is to design, build, and maintain communications systems.

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Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Tasks

  • Install ancillary and periperal telecommunications equipment such as power plants, batteries, conferencing systems, and routers.
  • Determine the viability of the project and installation requirements.
  • Mount racks or cabinets and oversee cable distribution.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)


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Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers who transition into a Telecommunications Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. Given that the median pay is $42K, it may be surprising to find that a Telecommunications Line Installer is the most common role for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Telecommunications Analyst role — which pays $55K — is also typical for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)


Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Systems Troubleshooting, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Systems Troubleshooting are, more often than not, also skilled in Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)

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


Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. For Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,066

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For Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent) and Atlanta (+9 percent). In Houston, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)?

Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) in La Junta:
`"$It's A Very Phone Centered Job, I Learn A Lot All The Time."`
Pros: Everyday is different and I work with really good people.
Cons: Nobody really has any set job description.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salaries

▲38%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$44,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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