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

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers earn an average of $18.21 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.48 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $28.94. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The majority of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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
10%
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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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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. 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)


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers who took the survey. 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 pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. It is often found that people who know Systems Troubleshooting are also skilled 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $41K. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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
up arrow 4%

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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