$50,004
Avg. Salary
$20.40
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,995

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

$400

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Communications Technician is $20.40 per hour.

The average pay for a Communications Technician is $50,004 per year.

10%
$13.71
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$20.40
50%
$32.98
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MEDIAN $20.40
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$28k
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$81k
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MEDIAN $50,004
$27,799 - $81,136
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MEDIAN: $50,004
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$13.71 - $32.98
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$0$81K
Salary $27,799 - $81,136
Bonus $492 - $5,130
Profit Sharing $255 - $9,787
Commission $400
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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$29,408 - $77,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 196
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.71 - $32.98
Hourly Tips $8.33
Overtime $19.94 - $50.00
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $492 - $5,130
Commission $400
Profit Sharing $255 - $9,787
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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$29,408 - $77,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 549

Job Description

A communications technician uses their knowledge on a wide range of electronics to set up, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electronics. This can include such devices as tablets, phones, printers, laptops, and more complicated pieces of equipment. They must repair damaged and malfunctioning equipment while following strict repair policies and procedures.

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Communications Technician Tasks
  • Install and configure telecommunications hardware like cables, computers, networks, phones and printers.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment, hardware and software.
  • Lay lines and cables through walls, then repairing the overall appearance.

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Popular Skills

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Communications Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Communications Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 177 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Communications Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Communications Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 127 salaries. A Communications Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 65 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Communications Technician?

Communications Technician in Kerrville:
"Dont move to kerrville to work."
Pros: Nice scenery and river.
Cons: Poor pay scale, cost of living high, lots of not for profit's, big place for drug and alcohol rehab, retirement community also.

Communications Technician in Duarte:
"Lineman who drives."
Learn everything you can stay quiet.

Communications Technician in Beaverton:
"Frusturating controlling uncontrollable problems like wifi."
Pros: Company vehicle.
Cons: Pay and the one size fits all mentality not being valued as a individual and feel like a small price to a huge machine. Management that is very disengaged from there patrons.

Communications Technician in Elizabethtown:
"They care more about customers than employees."
Pros: My customers, I bring them joy the best way I can.
Cons: Management. They are bullies and try to justify poor pay by all the benefits they offer. The only people scared for my life are the customers watching me climb a telephone pole or crawling underneath their home into the spiders den.

Communications Technician in Bemidji:
"Take more business courses."
Study the small stuff.

Communications Technician in Seattle:
"Learning."
Never stop learning, the job is forever changing.

Communications Technician in Mobile:
Get job with retirement, sick leave, vacation, good insurance, company vehicle.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲33%

▲23%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼28%

How Skills Affect Salaries

National Average
$48,000



Troubleshooting
▼4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼12%

Fiber
▼15%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼22%

Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 17%