Cable Technicians are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as cable technicians in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since cable technicians are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where cable technicians have it the best: where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.
To that end, we dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which states have the best opportunities for cable technicians.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s cable technicians:
So there you have it — Telecommunications Equipment Installers And Repairers, Except Line Installers is the best of the best when it comes to being a cable technician.
How did Telecommunications Equipment Installers And Repairers, Except Line Installers end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for cable technicians and for more on the top ten states.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:
Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:
So in order to find out the best states for cable technicians in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well cable technicians get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2016:
To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across states, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.
Applying this standardization allows us to account for that fact that it costs more to live in certain in states. For example, the average salary for cable technicians in California is $56,610 and the average salary in Illinois is $58,950, but the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.
In order to develop and overall ranking, we ranked each state for each criteria from 1 to 50 where 1 was the best.
We then averaged all the rankings for a state into a Job Score with the state having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best state for cable technicians in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for cable technicians.
Total Jobs: 9,180
Average Annual Salary: $55,290
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,130
Average Experienced Salary: $78,770
Location Quotient: 1.34
Total Jobs: 2,040
Average Annual Salary: $54,080
Average Entry Level Salary: $27,750
Average Experienced Salary: $78,610
Location Quotient: 1.12
Total Jobs: 4,110
Average Annual Salary: $53,070
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,870
Average Experienced Salary: $77,330
Location Quotient: 1.32
Total Jobs: 660
Average Annual Salary: $64,010
Average Entry Level Salary: $36,020
Average Experienced Salary: $82,680
Location Quotient: 0.95
Total Jobs: 2,190
Average Annual Salary: $51,090
Average Entry Level Salary: $29,080
Average Experienced Salary: $73,720
Location Quotient: 1.13
Total Jobs: 530
Average Annual Salary: $52,510
Average Entry Level Salary: $33,340
Average Experienced Salary: $75,810
Location Quotient: 1.17
Total Jobs: 4,910
Average Annual Salary: $62,660
Average Entry Level Salary: $38,750
Average Experienced Salary: $79,810
Location Quotient: 1.2
Total Jobs: 7,890
Average Annual Salary: $58,950
Average Entry Level Salary: $31,950
Average Experienced Salary: $82,900
Location Quotient: 0.82
Total Jobs: 5,960
Average Annual Salary: $53,120
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,040
Average Experienced Salary: $77,810
Location Quotient: 0.87
Total Jobs: 3,360
Average Annual Salary: $60,510
Average Entry Level Salary: $38,910
Average Experienced Salary: $79,680
Location Quotient: 0.78
If you’re looking to start out your career as a cable technician these are the states that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.
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