Broadband Technician Salary
Broadband Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.19 per hour. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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|Bonus||$150.00 - $5,000|
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|$26,666 - $64,052|
|Hourly Rate||$12.54 - $28.36|
|Overtime||$18.15 - $36.37|
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Job Description for Broadband Technician
Broadband technicians are experts in the installation, application, and repair of internet or telecommunication systems and typically travel to homes and businesses, assist in customer support, and route the appropriate wires throughout the building when necessary. They may also work outdoors to install phone lines or broadband access cables either underground or suspended on power lines.Read More...
These technicians typically work for broadband companies which provide broadband internet, cable, phone service, or a combination of these. They are often employed by smaller firms of larger, nationwide businesses and work under a boss who oversees all work-related tasks on a regular basis. While most broadband technicians do not have subordinates, they may perform technical installations or repair tasks in groups to achieve better efficiency and stay on schedule.
An associate's or bachelor's degree is not necessarily required for this position, but can be beneficial as the market is considered harsh and highly competitive, and aspiring broadband technicians who seek a leadership-oriented position may pursue a master's degree in the field. Broadband technicians should expect to be on-call at various times of the week, and typical schedules vary greatly and may be inconsistent. Once on site, shifts can vary depending on the necessary repairs or installations, the building's complexity, and unforeseen technical malfunctions. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Broadband Technician Tasks
- Install, connect, reconnect, and disconnect, broadband equipment and service.
- Audit networks including ping tests, tracerouting and speed tests.
- Comply with FCC, NESC, OSHA technical standards.
- Train customers on use of equipment.
- Troubleshoot and repair clients' broadband service and equipment including issues with coaxial cables, radio frequency and AC/DC transmissions.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Broadband Technician
Charter Communications, Inc., Time Warner Cable Company, CenturyLink, Suddenlink, and Suddenlink Communications are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Broadband Technicians. Those at Time Warner Cable Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $51K.
Pay by Experience Level for Broadband Technician
Pay by Experience for a Broadband Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Broadband Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Broadband Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Broadband Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 34 salaries. A Broadband Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 9 salaries.
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