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 $18.67 per hour nationwide. Pay ranges from $12.43 per hour on the low end to $29.01 on the high end. Experience level 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. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,251 - $73,526
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$74K
MEDIAN: $43,348
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50%
90%

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$12.43 - $29.01
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,251 - $73,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
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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$26,510 - $69,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $29.01  
   
Overtime
$19.25 - $45.19  
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 - $1,996  
   
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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$26,510 - $69,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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 who transition into a Telecommunications Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. Becoming a Telecommunications Line Installer or a Telecommunications Analyst is a common transition from a Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer role.

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


Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers only report a few 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Those educated in Systems Troubleshooting tend to be well versed 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $33K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $40K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers make a median salary of $51K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $53K.

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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
up arrow 27%


National Average
$41,000



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


Systems Troubleshooting
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National Average
$41,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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