$52,473
Avg. Salary
$20.19
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$994

Bonus

$512

Profit Sharing

$120

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Fiber Optic Technician is $20.19 per hour.

The average pay for a Fiber Optic Technician is $52,473 per year.

10%
$14.60
10%
$20.19
50%
$29.84
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.19
10%
$29k
10%
$52k
50%
$94k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $52,473
$29,213 - $93,907
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$52K
$94K
MEDIAN: $52,473
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$0$93K
Salary $29,213 - $93,907
Bonus $0.00 - $5,117
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,068
Commission $120
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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$31,032 - $75,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $29.84
Hourly Tips $0.43
Overtime $21.45 - $42.42
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,117
Commission $120
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,068
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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$31,032 - $75,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 710

Job Description

A fiber optic technician generally works in the telecommunications industry. They install fiber optic cables, which are used to carry Internet, telephone, and television connections/services. Technicians perform their job duties inside and outside of homes and buildings, installing new cables and repairing and maintaining existing cables. Fiber optic technicians are responsible for troubleshooting and correcting any problems that may arise. Customer interaction can also play a large role in the technician’s day, and fiber optic technicians must have an acceptable appearance (for example, clean and professional) and be comfortable interacting with customers. Some technicians are also responsible for promoting company services and ensuring customer satisfaction. A technician should possess a strong knowledge of their company and all of the services that are offered.

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Fiber Optic Technician Tasks
  • Install, troubleshoot, and maintain fiber optic systems.
  • May create sensors and perform optical inspections.
  • Measure signal strength to ensure adequate performance.
  • Run fiber optic cables underground or underwater, and perform premises cabling.
  • Conduct regular inspections of fiber optic systems, and locate and repair defects.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$77K

AT&T Inc.
8 profiles
$65,468

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Fiber Optic Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Fiber Optic Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 235 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fiber Optic Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Fiber Optic Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 101 salaries. A Fiber Optic Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

16%

National Average: $47,131

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Fiber Optic Technicians in Phoenix receive some of the highest pay in the country. Fiber Optic Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Nashville (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Raleigh and 7 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fiber Optic Technician?

Fiber Optic Technician in Russian Mission:
"Great opportunity."
Pros: It's good to work place
Cons: Build in a career

Fiber Optic Technician in 95811:
"Learn and Adapt."
Never stop learning, always practice, take classes as often as your company lets you. Adapt constantly.

Fiber Optic Technician in Norman:
"Fiber designation counts."
Treat your fiber like it is going to make or break you if you screw up one thing.

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Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$47,000

▼10%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
▲38%

splicing
▲26%

System Testing
▲9%


Troubleshooting
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼2%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 28%