The average rate for a Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer is $18.37 per hour. A skill in Telecommunications is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$29,151 - $84,169
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MEDIAN: $56,000
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$13.18 - $34.05
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,151 - $84,169  
   
Bonus
$860  
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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$29,402 - $76,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $34.05  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $46.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$860  
   
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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$29,402 - $76,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer

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 32%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Telecommunications Line Installer / Repairer Salaries


Fiber
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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