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How Much Does an Installation Technician Earn In The United States?

Installation Technician Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$35,000
$28,000
$35,000
$44,000
The average installation technician makes about $35,699 per year. That's $17.16 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $28,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $44,000. Many of installation technicians seem to be drawn to technology and telecommunication companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case installation technicians tend to work at telecommunication, manufacturing, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Hawaii, Montana and South Dakota pay installation technicians the highest salaries.
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Where Installation Technicians Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Installation Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an installation technician is roughly $35,699 per year, which boils down to $17.16 per hour. Interestingly enough, installation technicians have the highest salaries in Seattle, WA at about $37,971 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Seattle, WA is $28,000. Additionally, installation technicians make more than the average salary in Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN, and Portland, OR. On a more broad level, installation technician salaries are highest in Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, Washington, Alaska, Massachusetts, and Illinois. On the contrary, Tennessee, Florida, and New Mexico offer the lowest installation technician salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Seattle, WA

Salary Range32k - 44k$38k$37,971

Boston, MA

Salary Range31k - 43k$37k$37,075

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range28k - 46k$37k$36,521

Chicago, IL

Salary Range29k - 45k$36k$36,344

Minneapolis, MN

Salary Range30k - 42k$36k$36,002

Portland, OR

Salary Range28k - 41k$35k$34,606

Columbia, MD

Salary Range26k - 43k$34k$33,891

New York, NY

Salary Range27k - 41k$34k$33,591

Chesapeake, VA

Salary Range25k - 43k$33k$32,891

Denver, CO

Salary Range25k - 41k$33k$32,517
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$46k

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Which Companies Pay Installation Technicians The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Siemens and Leidos as they offer the highest salaries for installation technicians.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Siemens
Salary Range50k - 56k$53k$53,283
Leidos
Salary Range47k - 53k$50k$50,216
Sears Holdings
Salary Range46k - 52k$49k$49,363
IBM
Salary Range45k - 51k$49k$48,583
Best Buy
Salary Range45k - 51k$49k$48,574
Amazon.com
Salary Range44k - 49k$47k$46,884
Steris PLC
Salary Range42k - 47k$45k$44,785
Panasonic Corporation Of North America
Salary Range42k - 45k$44k$43,911
Wireless Advocates
Salary Range41k - 46k$44k$43,795
AT&T
Salary Range39k - 44k$42k$42,209
$37k
$56k

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    How Much Do Installation Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, installation technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that telecommunication, manufacturing, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for installation technicians. For example, installation technicians make a whopping average salary of $41,450 while working for telecommunication companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $40,112 at manufacturing companies and $37,901 at retail companies. But installation technicians may want to avoid working in the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $29,826.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range35k - 48k$41k$41,450

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range35k - 45k$40k$40,112

    Retail

    Salary Range34k - 41k$38k$37,901

    Construction

    Salary Range34k - 38k$36k$36,361

    Professional

    Salary Range32k - 40k$36k$36,274

    Media

    Salary Range32k - 40k$36k$35,979

    Hospitality

    Salary Range32k - 38k$35k$35,355
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    $48k

    How Experience Affects Installation Technician Salaries

    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.

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    $32,349
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    $32,349
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    $60,000
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