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Communications Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$47,000
$30,000
$47,000
$74,000
Did you know that the average communications technician makes $47,801 per year? That's valued at $22.98 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $30,000 and $74,000, meaning communications technicians have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most communications technicians find a job with construction and telecommunication companies, while others work for real estate, health care, and government companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Oregon and California are the top states in the U.S. to pay communications technicians the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Eugene, OR
$51,702
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Map of Communications Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Communications Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Communications Technician Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a communications technician is roughly $47,801 per year, which boils down to $22.98 per hour. Interestingly enough, communications technicians have the highest salaries in Fairbanks, AK at about $60,446 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Fairbanks, AK is $44,000. Additionally, communications technicians make more than the average salary in Oakland, CA, Eugene, OR, Hicksville, NY, Agawam Town, MA, and Seattle, WA. On a more broad level, communications technician salaries are highest in Alaska, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and New York. On the contrary, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama offer the lowest communications technician salaries.

City
Average Salary
Fairbanks, AK
Fairbanks, AK
$60,446
$60k
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
$56,384
$56k
Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR
$51,702
$52k
Hicksville, NY
Hicksville, NY
$51,351
$51k
Agawam Town, MA
Agawam Town, MA
$49,998
$50k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$49,635
$50k
Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg, PA
$49,277
$49k
Akron, OH
Akron, OH
$47,437
$47k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$47,126
$47k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$46,016
$46k

High Paying Communications Technician Jobs

Average Communications Technician Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a communications technician, working for Enable Midstream Partners or Dun & Bradstreet might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Exelon and Verizon report highly competitive salaries for communications technicians.

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Communications Technician Salary History

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    Average Communications Technician Pay By Industry

    The salary for a communications technician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for communications technicians tend to be found in real estate, health care, and government companies. In fact, communications technicians can make a yearly salary of $65,530 while working for real estate companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Real Estate
    Real Estate
    $65,530
    $66k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $53,091
    $53k
    Government
    Government
    $46,919
    $47k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $45,878
    $46k

    Communications Technician Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a communications technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Communications Technician Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Journeyman Communications Tech
    Journeyman Communications Tech
    Spokane, WA
    Spokane, WA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $102,868
    $102,868
    10/30/2020
    Journeyman Communications Tech
    Journeyman Communications Tech
    Spokane, WA
    Spokane, WA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $102,868
    $102,868
    10/27/2020
    Cedar Falls Utilities
    Cedar Falls Utilities
    Communications Technician
    Communications Technician
    Communications Technician
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Cedar Falls, IA
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $68,287
    $68,287
    10/26/2020
    Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
    Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
    Therapeutic Community Technician (Admin)
    Therapeutic Community Technician (Admin)
    Therapeutic Community Technician (Admin)
    Concord, MA
    Concord, MA
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $37,000
    $37,000
    10/23/2020
    Communications Maintainer/Tech-Selkirk
    Communications Maintainer/Tech-Selkirk
    Fine, NY
    Fine, NY
    10/23/2020
    10/23/2020
    $69,101
    $69,101
    10/23/2020
    Communications Technician I
    Communications Technician I
    Duluth, MN
    Duluth, MN
    10/19/2020
    10/19/2020
    $38,776
    $38,776
    10/19/2020
    City of Garland, Tx
    City of Garland, Tx
    Radio Communications Technician
    Radio Communications Technician
    Radio Communications Technician
    Garland, TX
    Garland, TX
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $53,594
    $53,594
    10/16/2020
    Communications Technician
    Communications Technician
    Fairfield, CA
    Fairfield, CA
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $63,303
    $63,303
    10/15/2020
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Police Communications Tech @ UNC
    Police Communications Tech @ UNC
    Police Communications Tech @ UNC
    Greeley, CO
    Greeley, CO
    09/22/2020
    09/22/2020
    $43,896
    $43,896
    09/22/2020
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
    Communications Technician 1 (Seasonal) 2 Positions
    Communications Technician 1 (Seasonal) 2 Positions
    Communications Technician 1 (Seasonal) 2 Positions
    Albany, NY
    Albany, NY
    09/21/2020
    09/21/2020
    $39,590
    $39,590
    09/21/2020