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

Male Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.67 per hour in the United States. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,078 - $78,492
$31K
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$78K
MEDIAN: $49,664
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$12.82 - $28.72
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,078 - $78,492  
   
Bonus
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$28,024 - $68,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $28.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.57  
Overtime
$20.94 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$28,024 - $68,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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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 who go on to become Telecommunications Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Telecommunications Managers is $74K annually. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers go on to become Telecommunications Line Installers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $42K. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers who move into a Telecommunications Analyst role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $55K.

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


Survey takers who work as Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Systems Troubleshooting, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Systems Troubleshooting also know 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $61K.

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
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salaries




National Average
$45,000


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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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