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

Men represent the vast majority of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.61 per hour nationwide. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,616 - $79,212
$30K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,435
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$12.54 - $28.72
$13
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,616 - $79,212  
   
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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$27,564 - $65,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $28.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.57  
Overtime
$19.31 - $45.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$27,564 - $65,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Telecommunications Manager. The latter position pays an average of $74K annually. A Telecommunications Line Installer role is the most prevalent career advancement for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers. Paychecks for that role are $42K on average. The Telecommunications Analyst position is another common transition for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $55K mark.

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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 NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in Systems Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of Windows Operating System General Use.

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

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 54 salaries. A Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,688

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent) and Atlanta (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

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 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salaries

▲39%

▲14%

▲6%

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 24 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 31%
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