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Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer Salary

The average rate for a Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer is $17.33 per hour. A skill in Fiber is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$28,705 - $80,120
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$80K
MEDIAN: $47,882
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$12.08 - $28.81
(Median)
$12
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,705 - $80,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,205  
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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$28,073 - $67,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $28.81  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $46.57  
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 - $1,205  
   
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).
)
$28,073 - $67,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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Job Description for Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer

A telecommunications line installer and repairer installs telecommunications lines for internet and phone services and ensures that they work optimally. When issues are detected or reported by the customers, the line installer will inspect the lines to remedy the issues. Some things that are installed are fiberoptic wiring, drop wires, network grid devices, multiline systems, private branch exchanges, and protectors for the lines. When new customers order services, the installer will create new lines and make sure that customers can receive the service. When problems are reported, a line installer will have to troubleshoot the issues in order to determine the problem. After installation is complete, repair work is done to repair the lines or equipment as needed.

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Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer Tasks

  • Evaluate signal strength and install equipment to maintain strong transmission signal.
  • Install cable at customer's location, sometimes between poles and towers, or underground in trenches.
  • Splice, insulate and repair telephone and television cable at customer's location.
  • Connect television sets to cable systems.

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

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer Salaries

up arrow 19%

National Average
$41,000

Telecommunications
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%