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Working as a Combination Technician

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a combination technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $26.79 an hour? That's $55,723 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -6% and produce -13,100 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Combination Technician Do

There are certain skills that many combination technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, speaking skills and mechanical skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a combination technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 15.3% of combination technicians included company vehicle, while 13.7% of resumes included test equipment, and 10.4% of resumes included dsl. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the combination technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most combination technicians actually find jobs in the telecommunication and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Combination Technician

If you're interested in becoming a combination technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 8.2% of combination technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 6.1% of combination technicians have master's degrees. Even though some combination technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a combination technician. When we researched the most common majors for a combination technician, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on combination technician resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a combination technician. In fact, many combination technician jobs require experience in a role such as technician. Meanwhile, many combination technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as owner or control room operator.

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Average Salary$55,723
Job Growth Rate-6%

Combination Technician Jobs

Combination Technician Career Paths

Top Careers Before Combination Technician

Owner
6.7 %

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Average Salary for a Combination Technician

Combination Technicians in America make an average salary of $55,723 per year or $27 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $71,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $43,000 per year.
Average Salary
$55,723

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Combination Technician
Combination Technician
Triangle Communications
Triangle Communications
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$77,00007/31/2020
$77,000
Combination Technician
Combination Technician
Eureka City Unified
Eureka City Unified
09/13/2019
09/13/2019
$26,75509/13/2019
$26,755
Combination Technician
Combination Technician
Eureka City Unified
Eureka City Unified
08/22/2019
08/22/2019
$26,75508/22/2019
$26,755

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Combination Technician Demographics

Gender

male

90.8 %

female

6.1 %

unknown

3.1 %

Ethnicity

White

67.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.0 %

Black or African American

7.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Carrier

66.7 %

Spanish

33.3 %
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Combination Technician Education

Degrees

Associate

36.7 %

High School Diploma

34.7 %

Certificate

10.2 %

Top Colleges for Combination Technicians

1. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567

2. New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

In-State Tuition
$6,686
Enrollment
11,139

3. Minnesota State University - Mankato

Mankato, MN

In-State Tuition
$8,184
Enrollment
11,675

4. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

5. Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon

Bayamon, PR

In-State Tuition
$5,940
Enrollment
4,169

6. Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,646
Enrollment
5,736

7. Northeastern University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,522
Enrollment
13,760

8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,832
Enrollment
4,550

9. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

10. North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

In-State Tuition
$9,101
Enrollment
23,708
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Top Skills For a Combination Technician

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 15.3% of combination technicians listed company vehicle on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and speaking skills are important as well.

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Top Combination Technician Employers

1. Fair Point Communications
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$49,374
Combination Technicians Hired: 
7+
2. CTS Corporation
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$71,892
Combination Technicians Hired: 
4+
3. Mid-Rivers
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$51,892
Combination Technicians Hired: 
3+
4. American Electric Power
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$65,865
Combination Technicians Hired: 
3+
5. Pioneer Telephone Cooperative
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$54,872
Combination Technicians Hired: 
2+
6. CenturyLink
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$44,882
Combination Technicians Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020