How Much Do Telecom Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Telecom Technicians

Telecom Technicians install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$61860 per year
Hourly wage
$30 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$34,180 to $41,060 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $34,180 to $41,060 per year or $16 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $47 $97,840
Senior (Top 25%) $39 $82,030
Middle (Mid 50%) $28 $58,870
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $41,060
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $34,180

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $43 $90,050
MA $42 $86,570
PA $38 $78,140
DC $37 $76,490
HI $35 $73,700
NY $35 $73,540
MD $34 $71,220
CA $34 $71,160
WA $34 $70,240
AK $33 $69,580

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Telecommunications Line Installer and Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Telecom Technicians are in the states of NJ, MA, PA, DC and HI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Management of Companies and Enterprises $70820 $34.05
Telecommunications $67490 $32.45
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $62490 $30.04
Federal Executive Branch $61830 $29.73
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $61200 $29.42
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $61050 $29.35
Electronics and Appliance Stores $60910 $29.28
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $60840 $29.25
Local Government $58440 $28.10
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $57300 $27.55
Investigation and Security Services $56120 $26.98
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $55900 $26.87
State Government $55400 $26.64
Business Support Services $54930 $26.41
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $53010 $25.49
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $52570 $25.27
Building Equipment Contractors $52050 $25.03
Employment Services $51060 $24.55
Utility System Construction $47210 $22.70
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $46410 $22.31
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $ $*
Natural Gas Distribution $ $*

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