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 $18.21 per hour. Pay generally varies between $12.48 per hour and $28.94. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,688 - $71,933
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$72K
MEDIAN: $42,942
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$12.48 - $28.94
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,688 - $71,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,922  
Profit Sharing
$320.00  
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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$26,667 - $66,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $28.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.47  
Overtime
$18.85 - $43.89  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$320.00  
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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$26,667 - $66,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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

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

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


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As Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers transition into upper-level roles such as Telecommunications Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Telecommunications Managers earn $74K on average per year. When Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Telecommunications Line Installers or Telecommunications Analysts. Those roles pay an additional $1K and $14K, respectively.

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


Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Systems Troubleshooting, Windows Operating System General Use, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people familiar with Systems Troubleshooting also know 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.


For many Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.

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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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Experience Affects Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$41,000


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

Telecommunications
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National Average
$41,000

Systems Troubleshooting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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