Salary for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

Also known as:  Communications Equipment Installer, Fiber Optic Central Office Installer, Headend Technician, Private Branch Exchange (PBX ) Installer and Repairer, Switchboard Wirer, Telecommunications Switch Technician

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These employees install, maintain and repair television, internet, telephone and other equipment in residential homes or businesses. They may also install or remove dialing or routing equipment used in businesses. To be considered for this job, vocational training, related work experience or an associate's degree is typically required. Sometimes more than one of these-or all three- are required for consideration. Once hired, an employer will usually require an apprenticeship program or several years of formal training.

A Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $34,690 - $90,680 depending on education and experience. will most likely receive a wage of sixty-one thousand nine hundred and eigthy dollars yearly.

make the highest salary in District of Columbia, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to about $87,260. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Utilities, where they can earn job pay of $76,680.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.84 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$76,680
Public Administration
$66,870
Information
$64,450
Manufacturing
$63,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,780
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$60,960

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$39,770
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$49,800
Retail Trade
$52,800
Construction
$54,940
Wholesale Trade
$55,390
Finance and Insurance
$55,670