Salary for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

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Also known as:  Cable Television Installer, Fiber Optic Technician, FIOS Line Installer, Telecommunication Lines Repairer, Telecommunications Line Installer, Telephone Cable Splicer, Telephone Lines Repairer, Telephone Lineworker helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The main duty of commercial and industrial equipment electronics repairers is to repair, inspect, test, maintain and install telecommunications cables, which include fiber optic cables. This job is not usually dangerous, but it does require employees to stand or bend in awkward positions for many hours at a time. To be considered for this position, no more than a high school degree or GED is usually required. Once hired, up to a year of formal on-site job training is standard.

A Telecommunications Line Installer or Repairer earns a pay level between $34,180 - $97,840 based on education and tenure levels. can expect an average compensation of sixty-one thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars annually.

can obtain the highest salaries in New Jersey, which has average wages of just about $90,050. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Utilities, where they can earn job pay of $81,290.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 52.24 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Health Care and Social Assistance