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

Men account for the majority of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.81 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $12.37 per hour and $29.55. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,343 - $73,315
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$73K
MEDIAN: $42,523
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90%

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$12.37 - $29.55
(Median)
$12
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,343 - $73,315  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
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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$26,417 - $69,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $29.55  
   
Overtime
$18.63 - $45.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
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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$26,417 - $69,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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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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Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers may progress into high-paying roles like Telecommunications Manager, where median compensation is $74K annually. It is not uncommon for a Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer to continue on to become a Telecommunications Line Installer or a Telecommunications Analyst.

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


Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers report a focused set of job 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. 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)

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


Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $53K.

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

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
up arrow 27%


National Average
$42,000



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


Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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