Average Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) is $20.31.
MEDIAN $20.31
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $31
$275 - $5,000
Total Pay
$30,277 - $72,157

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Job Description for Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications)

Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) Tasks
  • Perform on-site cable, multi-telephone, DSL, and other equipment installations.
  • Assist in groundwork and direct traffic as necessary.
  • Perform regular maintenance tasks for digital loop carriers, distance learning systems, and other equipment.
  • Test and troubleshoot cables and security systems.
  • Coordinate with partners to test plant cable facilities and maintain or replace existing sections of cable.

Popular Employer Salaries for Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications)

The top respondents for the job title Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) are from the companies Comcast Cable, Inc., AT&T Inc. and Charter Communications, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Time Warner Cable Company where the average pay is $24.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Comcast Cable, Inc., earning around $21.57. AT&T Inc. pays the lowest at around $20.10. Charter Communications, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.22.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications). Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications)
Field Service Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications)

Skills in Fiber, Troubleshooting, Cabling and Telephony are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Telecommunications.

Pay by Experience Level for Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications)

An entry-level Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.64 based on 31 salaries. An early career Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.58 based on 82 salaries. A mid-career Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.36 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.26 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Line Service Technician (Cable/Phone/Telecommunications) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 96.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (23.4% less), Phoenix, Arizona (15.2% less) and New York, New York (14.2% less).

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