These Are The 10 States With The Highest Cable Technician Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay cable technicians the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do cable technicians get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for cable technicians by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for cable technicians by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for cable technicians after this adjustment? That would be Telecommunications Equipment Installers And Repairers, Except Line Installers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Mississippi
  3. Illinois
  4. Arizona
  5. Georgia
  6. Colorado
  7. Virginia
  8. Michigan
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Arkansas

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for cable technicians from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $56610, so our index value would be:

$56,610 * (100 / 135.9) = $41,655

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for cable technicians.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Cable Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 North Dakota $64,396 $64,010 99.4
2 Mississippi $62,956 $54,080 85.9
3 Illinois $62,315 $58,950 94.6
4 Arizona $61,744 $60,510 98.0
5 Georgia $60,492 $55,290 91.4
6 Colorado $60,366 $62,660 103.8
7 Virginia $59,821 $60,300 100.8
8 Michigan $59,685 $53,120 89.0
9 Rhode Island $58,823 $71,000 120.7
10 Arkansas $58,656 $51,090 87.1
11 Utah $58,537 $54,440 93.0
12 New Hampshire $58,341 $68,260 117.0
13 Alabama $58,190 $53,070 91.2
14 Nebraska $57,707 $52,860 91.6
15 Wyoming $57,200 $52,510 91.8
16 West Virginia $57,184 $53,410 93.4
17 Minnesota $56,984 $57,440 100.8
18 South Dakota $56,538 $58,630 103.7
19 Iowa $56,384 $51,310 91.0
20 Louisiana $56,350 $53,420 94.8
21 New Mexico $56,290 $54,320 96.5
22 Alaska $56,224 $73,710 131.1
23 Indiana $55,798 $49,940 89.5
24 Nevada $54,898 $56,710 103.3
25 Washington $54,667 $57,510 105.2
26 Montana $54,355 $54,790 100.8
27 Kansas $54,226 $48,750 89.9
28 North Carolina $53,993 $50,700 93.9
29 Pennsylvania $53,816 $54,570 101.4
30 South Carolina $53,679 $53,250 99.2
31 Missouri $53,119 $48,020 90.4
32 Ohio $52,803 $49,530 93.8
33 Texas $52,701 $47,800 90.7
34 Tennessee $52,382 $46,830 89.4
35 Wisconsin $52,190 $50,520 96.8
36 Kentucky $52,165 $47,210 90.5
37 Florida $52,065 $51,180 98.3
38 Massachusetts $51,821 $69,130 133.4
39 Oklahoma $51,479 $45,920 89.2
40 Idaho $51,357 $47,300 92.1
41 New Jersey $51,214 $62,430 121.9
42 New York $50,259 $65,840 131.0
43 Maine $49,783 $55,160 110.8
44 Vermont $49,289 $59,690 121.1
45 Connecticut $47,329 $60,440 127.7
46 Oregon $46,851 $54,160 115.6
47 Maryland $43,697 $54,840 125.5
48 California $41,655 $56,610 135.9
49 Hawaii $37,355 $62,720 167.9

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