Cable Television Installer Salary

Male Cable Television Installers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.55 per hour in the United States. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,489 - $56,000
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$56K
MEDIAN: $39,751
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$11.06 - $24.47
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MEDIAN: $15.81
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$0$56K
Salary $23,489 - $56,000
Bonus $197.97 - $4,734
Commission $200.00
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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$24,153 - $55,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 86
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.06 - $24.47
Hourly Tips $0.47
Overtime $14.85 - $35.85
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $197.97 - $4,734
Commission $200.00
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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$24,153 - $55,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 215

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Job Description for Cable Television Installer

A cable television installer sets up telecommunication wires in homes, offices, and other settings in which cable television is requested. In order to gain access to cable television (and, in some cases, Internet and telephone service) individuals first need to have the proper equipment set up; this requires installation by a knowledgeable, qualified individual. The cable television installer runs a fiber optic cable from the main cable source to the installation site. After the wires are secured in place, the installer then hooks the wires into a cable monitor box that allows for access to the channels for which the subscriber paid. Depending on how many boxes subscribers want installed, installers may need to run additional wires into other rooms and repeat the installation process.

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Cable Television Installer Tasks

  • Gather equipment and supplies and coordinate with customers to prepare for installations.
  • Maintain inventory and place orders to replenish stock.
  • Maintain documents for installations, repairs, and other assorted services.
  • Install, program, and calibrate equipment, and troubleshoot any problems.

Common Career Paths for Cable Television Installer


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Though not the most common occurrence, Cable Television Installers sometimes become Operations Supervisors, where the average income is $49K per year. Cable Television Installers most often move into positions as Telecommunications Line Service Technicians or Cable Construction Technicians; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

Cable Television Installer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Cable Television Installer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Cable Television Installers, Comcast Cable, Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Dish Network Corporation, DIRECTV, LLC., and Time Warner Cable Company are leading firms in the industry. DIRECTV, LLC. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $43K.

Pay by Experience Level for Cable Television Installer

Pay by Experience for a Cable Television Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level Cable Television Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 220 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cable Television Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Cable Television Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 72 salaries. A Cable Television Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 12 salaries.

Cable Television Installer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cable Television Installer?

Cable Television Installer in Durant:
"I enjoy it. Good pros."
Pros: Company vehicle and gas card. Free or discounted services. Good training.
Cons: All weather. The particular vehicle driven.

Cable Television Installer in Radcliff:
"Cable."
Pros: The satisfaction of helping people and being one of the few who does the job right the first time.
Cons: The rude people I work with, the lazy people who im constantly going behind mopping up their mess.

Cable Television Installer in Yuma:
"Grow with the company."
Pros: Pay and appreciation for your work.
Cons: Communication between different departments is extremely hard.

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Key Stats for Cable Television Installer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Cable Television Installer Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$36,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 23%
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