Telephone Technician Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Telephone Technicians earn an average of $22.86 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Telephone Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$28,118 - $79,162|
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|$31,874 - $75,642|
|Hourly Rate||$14.86 - $33.67|
|Overtime||$21.57 - $51.48|
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Job Description for Telephone Technician
Telephone technicians are responsible for troubleshooting a variety of problems with telephones and restoring them to working condition. These technicians may work independently or in teams depending on the employer, and they must have in-depth knowledge of telephone systems and communications in general and stay up-to-date with all relevant technology as it improves over time.Read More...
Telephone technicians are often tasked with installing and repairing telephone systems and must be be good with their hands, as this work involves assembling and reassembling small computer hardware and telephone equipment. Some employers provide on-the-job training for this position, and these technicians must always stay updated regarding the best practices for installing phones, as technology is constantly changing and at an ever-faster pace. They must also understand why and how each part of the phone is used, specifically the wiring and lower-quality components, to prevent sub-optimal wiring configurations, and a willingness to grow and learn within the position is essential for success.
Telephone Technician Tasks
- Program and install telephone systems across a large customer base.
- Identify hardware or software problems and coordinate with vendors to find replacements if necessary.
- Respond to in-field call outs and troubleshoot issues.
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Pay by Experience Level for Telephone Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Telephone Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Telephone Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $59K.
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