Updated August 22, 2022

Average Installation Technician Salary

$38,043yearly

$18.29 hourly

Entry level Salary
$29,000 yearly
$29,000
10 %
$38,043
Median
$49,000
90 %

How much does an Installation Technician make?

Installation technicians make $38,043 per year on average, or $18.29 per hour, in the United States. Installation technicians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $49,000.

Location impacts how much an installation technician can expect to make. Installation technicians make the most in Washington, South Dakota, Alaska, California, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Installation Technicians

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

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Installation Technician average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1North Dakota$38,843$18.67163
2Louisiana$38,816$18.66531
3South Dakota$41,827$20.11141
4Alabama$38,382$18.45652
5Wyoming$38,876$18.6981
6Connecticut$39,528$19.00577
7Washington$44,833$21.55814
8Colorado$39,381$18.931,071
9Alaska$41,461$19.93133
10Illinois$39,448$18.971,711
11Oregon$40,598$19.52557
12Massachusetts$40,659$19.551,219
13New Hampshire$39,534$19.01217
14Iowa$36,256$17.43941
15Michigan$38,122$18.331,018
16Nevada$37,615$18.08289
17Vermont$38,144$18.34116
18Missouri$37,040$17.81976
19New Jersey$40,247$19.35982
20California$41,013$19.723,640
21Tennessee$34,843$16.751,063
22Kentucky$37,262$17.91469
23Wisconsin$37,091$17.83741
24North Carolina$36,488$17.541,459
25Ohio$37,506$18.031,091
26Kansas$37,167$17.87407
27Pennsylvania$37,857$18.201,247
28Maine$35,581$17.11342
29Idaho$37,985$18.26203
30Texas$37,015$17.802,621
31Indiana$34,942$16.801,069
32Georgia$34,886$16.771,917
33Maryland$38,338$18.43845
34Mississippi$34,429$16.55498
35Virginia$36,867$17.721,317
36New York$38,627$18.571,570
37West Virginia$34,318$16.50216
38Oklahoma$35,399$17.02427
39South Carolina$34,812$16.74706
40Minnesota$34,948$16.801,051
41Nebraska$34,256$16.47352
42Montana$33,896$16.30195
43Utah$34,677$16.67488
44Hawaii$37,912$18.23106
45Florida$33,755$16.232,573
46Arizona$33,124$15.93964
47Delaware$33,224$15.97183
48Arkansas$31,109$14.96403
49New Mexico$33,354$16.04238
50Rhode Island$33,372$16.0480
51District of Columbia$32,935$15.83119

Highest Paying Cities For Installation Technicians

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$44,900$21.59
2Richmond, CA$41,825$20.11
3Portland, OR$40,679$19.56
4Boston, MA$40,659$19.55
5Newark, NJ$40,321$19.39
6Farmington, CT$39,526$19.00
7Denver, CO$39,442$18.96
8Reno, NV$38,696$18.60
9New York, NY$38,624$18.57
10Cleveland, OH$38,051$18.29
11Pittsburgh, PA$37,864$18.20
12Arlington, VA$37,469$18.01
13Kansas City, KS$37,458$18.01
14Richmond, KY$37,210$17.89
15Kansas City, MO$37,170$17.87

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Richmond, CA
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Newark, NJ

Installation Technician Salary Details

Average Installation Technician Salary Graph
Average Installation Technician Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Installation Technician's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24
75th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21
Average$38,043$3,170$18
25th Percentile$33,000$2,750$16
10th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Broadband Technician$41,187$3,432$19.80108,109
Low Voltage Technician$39,605$3,300$19.0440,465
Service Technician$40,379$3,365$19.41254,533
Fire Alarm Technician$42,765$3,564$20.5644,529
Wiring Technician$38,136$3,178$18.3362,667
Technician$38,045$3,170$18.29596,842

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Lucent Jobs (85)
  2. AT&T Jobs (600)
  3. Mediacom Communications Jobs (57)
  4. MasTec Jobs (287)
  5. Best Buy Jobs (154)

Which Companies Pay Installation Technicians The Most?

The highest paying companies for installation technicians are Pella and Moffitt Cancer Center according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Marvin and and Camping World report highly competitive wages for installation technicians.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Pella$55,217$26.559
2Moffitt Cancer Center$51,418$24.7217
3Marvin and$48,160$23.1510
4Camping World$47,785$22.97267
5Google$47,133$22.663
6Johnson Controls$46,901$22.55229
7Granite Construction$46,433$22.322
8Twin Cities Stores$45,872$22.05
9EcoWater Systems$45,235$21.751
10Hussmann$44,705$21.491
11Philadelphia Museum of Art$44,046$21.183
12Siemens$43,860$21.09230
13Motorola Solutions$43,800$21.0647
14FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies$43,731$21.029
15Ferguson Enterprises$43,609$20.9755
16SunPower$43,558$20.94164
17Danaher$43,558$20.94437
18Alamo Group$43,512$20.922
19Jim Glover Chevy$43,417$20.8743
20Analogic$43,388$20.863

How Much Do Installation Technicians Make In Different Industries?

Installation technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the finance, manufacturing, and construction industries tend to offer much higher salaries for installation technicians. For example, installation technicians make a whopping average salary of $40,149 while working in the finance industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $39,846 in the manufacturing industry and $39,003 in the construction industry.

Installation technicians may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $35,483.

Highest Paying Industries For Installation Technicians

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$40,149$19.30
2Manufacturing$39,846$19.16
3Construction$39,003$18.75
4Retail$38,711$18.61
5Telecommunication$38,644$18.58
6Technology$36,112$17.36
7Professional$35,483$17.06

High Paying Installation Technician Jobs

Installation Technician Salary Trends

The salary for an installation 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.

Average Installation Technician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Installation Technician Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$38,000$18.29+5.8%
    2021$35,800$17.23+3.1%
    2020$34,700$16.69+4.8%
    2019$33,000$15.88-0.5%
    2018$33,200$15.96-1.7%

    Recently Added Installation Technician Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Lamar Advertising CompanyGeneral Labor-Billboard Installation TechnicianWestland, MI07/26/2022$39,653
    Lamar Advertising CompanyGeneral Labor-Billboard Installation TechnicianMarshfield, WI07/26/2022$39,653
    Broadband Telecom ServicesResidential & Commercial Installation TechnicianAledo, TX07/26/2022$33,392
    DishDish Installation Technician + Incentives & BenefitsPortland, OR07/26/2022$38,610
    DishDish Installation Technician + Incentives & BenefitsFort Worth, TX07/26/2022$36,523
    DishDish Installation Technician + Incentives & BenefitsManchester, NH07/26/2022$38,610
    DishDish Installation Technician + Incentives & BenefitsChicago, IL07/26/2022$38,088
    DishDish Installation Technician + Incentives & BenefitsSalt Lake City, UT07/26/2022$38,610
    DishDish Installation Technician + Incentives & BenefitsDenver, CO07/26/2022$40,697
    Lamar Advertising CompanyGeneral Labor-Billboard Installation TechnicianLincoln, NE07/26/2022$35,479

    Installation Technician Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Installation Technicians the most?

    Washington pays Installation Technicians the most in the United States, with an average salary of $44,833 per year, or $21.55 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Installation Technician?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Installation Technician if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in South Dakota you should be paid close to $41,827 per year.

    What type of Installation Technician gets paid the most?

    Communications Technician gets paid the most. Communications Technician made a median salary of $52,222. The best-paid 10 percent make $70,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $38,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Installation Technician?

    A good starting salary for an installation technician is $31,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an installation technician in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for installation technicians is $38,131, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an installation technician can vary by state.

    How much do AT&T installation technicians make?

    AT&T installation technicians make $27.22 an hour, on average. The range in pay starts from as little as $10 to as much as $38 an hour. AT&T installation technicians earn 49% above the national average for this position. Factors such as the type of installation technician and location impact how much an AT&T installation technician can make.

    What is a good salary in tech?

    A good salary in tech is $146,000 a year or higher. The salary for tech employees varies massively based on location, with tech employees in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area in California earning $142,000 a year on average.

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