$26.19
Avg. Hourly Rate
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$22.38 - $31.89
$26
MEDIAN: $26.19
50%

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How much does a Fiber Optic Technician make in Seattle, WA?

The average hourly rate for a Fiber Optic Technician in Seattle is $26.19 per hour. This is 23% above the national average for a Fiber Optic Technician which is $20.
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Job Description for Fiber Optic Technician

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.

About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

Fiber Optic Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for Fiber Optic Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
44%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: