Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salary

Men make up the majority of Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $20.25 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and a little less than one-half have dental coverage, one-third claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,388 - $76,107
$29K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,336
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$12.65 - $29.13
$13
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$29
MEDIAN: $20.16
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$0$76K
Salary $29,388 - $76,107
Bonus $1,600
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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$28,139 - $67,970
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $12.65 - $29.13
Hourly Tips $3.54
Overtime $18.43 - $46.71
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $1,600
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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$28,139 - $67,970
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 155

Job Description for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)

The main role of a telecommunications equipment installer/repairer is to design, build, and maintain communications systems.

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Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Tasks

  • Mount racks or cabinets and oversee cable distribution.
  • Install ancillary and peripheral telecommunications equipment such as power plants, batteries, conferencing systems, and routers.
  • Determine the viability of the project and installation requirements.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)


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Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Telecommunications Manager. The latter position pays an average of $74K annually. A Telecommunications Line Installer role is the most prevalent career advancement for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers. Paychecks for that role are $42K on average. The Telecommunications Analyst position is another common transition for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $55K mark.

Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)


Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Telecommunications, Systems Troubleshooting, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. It is often found that people who know Systems Troubleshooting are also skilled in Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 54 salaries. A Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,772

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

For Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent) and Atlanta (+7 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)?

Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) in La Junta:
"It's A Very Phone Centered Job, I Learn A Lot All The Time."
Pros: Everyday is different and I work with really good people.
Cons: Nobody really has any set job description.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer)

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salaries

▲36%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$45,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 36%