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 $19.70 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,230 - $77,639
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$78K
MEDIAN: $46,626
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$12.56 - $29.25
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,230 - $77,639  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$27,600 - $68,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $29.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.57  
Overtime
$21.61 - $45.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$27,600 - $68,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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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For Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, progressing to a Telecommunications Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Telecommunications Manager can earn $74K annually. More often than not, a Telecommunications Line Installer role is the next step for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers moving up in the field. Pay for Telecommunications Line Installers is usually $42K. Many Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers choose to take on a Telecommunications Analyst role instead, where salaries are typically $55K.

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


Professional skills reported by Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Telecommunications, 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 and Windows Operating System General Use. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $37K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

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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




National Average
$44,000


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

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$44,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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