Average Tower Technician Salary
$45,000 yearly
$16.07 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$29,000
10 %
$45,000
Median
$68,000
90 %
Tower technicians in the United States make an average salary of $45,389 per year or $21.82 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $68,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York provide the highest tower technician salaries.

Average Tower Technician Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Tower Technician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$36,403
$36,403
$17.50
$17.50
Alaska
Alaska
$64,933
$64,933
$31.22
$31.22
Arizona
Arizona
$37,520
$37,520
$18.04
$18.04
Arkansas
Arkansas
$34,273
$34,273
$16.48
$16.48
California
California
$42,963
$42,963
$20.66
$20.66
Colorado
Colorado
$41,282
$41,282
$19.85
$19.85
Connecticut
Connecticut
$53,963
$53,963
$25.94
$25.94
Delaware
Delaware
$35,797
$35,797
$17.21
$17.21
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$49,119
$49,119
$23.61
$23.61
Florida
Florida
$35,886
$35,886
$17.25
$17.25
Georgia
Georgia
$34,600
$34,600
$16.63
$16.63
Hawaii
Hawaii
$44,628
$44,628
$21.46
$21.46
Idaho
Idaho
$40,520
$40,520
$19.48
$19.48
Illinois
Illinois
$42,766
$42,766
$20.56
$20.56
Indiana
Indiana
$38,173
$38,173
$18.35
$18.35
Iowa
Iowa
$40,891
$40,891
$19.66
$19.66
Kansas
Kansas
$37,345
$37,345
$17.95
$17.95
Kentucky
Kentucky
$40,608
$40,608
$19.52
$19.52
Louisiana
Louisiana
$41,108
$41,108
$19.76
$19.76
Maine
Maine
$41,088
$41,088
$19.75
$19.75
Maryland
Maryland
$44,179
$44,179
$21.24
$21.24
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$52,237
$52,237
$25.11
$25.11
Michigan
Michigan
$42,749
$42,749
$20.55
$20.55
Minnesota
Minnesota
$45,267
$45,267
$21.76
$21.76
Mississippi
Mississippi
$35,409
$35,409
$17.02
$17.02
Missouri
Missouri
$38,245
$38,245
$18.39
$18.39
Montana
Montana
$45,348
$45,348
$21.80
$21.80
Nebraska
Nebraska
$37,981
$37,981
$18.26
$18.26
Nevada
Nevada
$39,976
$39,976
$19.22
$19.22
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$50,036
$50,036
$24.06
$24.06
New Jersey
New Jersey
$51,946
$51,946
$24.97
$24.97
New Mexico
New Mexico
$35,949
$35,949
$17.28
$17.28
New York
New York
$50,992
$50,992
$24.52
$24.52
North Carolina
North Carolina
$35,981
$35,981
$17.30
$17.30
North Dakota
North Dakota
$46,825
$46,825
$22.51
$22.51
Ohio
Ohio
$39,157
$39,157
$18.83
$18.83
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$37,361
$37,361
$17.96
$17.96
Oregon
Oregon
$47,562
$47,562
$22.87
$22.87
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$45,841
$45,841
$22.04
$22.04
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$37,030
$37,030
$17.80
$17.80
South Carolina
South Carolina
$40,194
$40,194
$19.32
$19.32
South Dakota
South Dakota
$47,300
$47,300
$22.74
$22.74
Tennessee
Tennessee
$36,742
$36,742
$17.66
$17.66
Texas
Texas
$36,153
$36,153
$17.38
$17.38
Utah
Utah
$38,773
$38,773
$18.64
$18.64
Vermont
Vermont
$46,260
$46,260
$22.24
$22.24
Virginia
Virginia
$41,086
$41,086
$19.75
$19.75
Washington
Washington
$49,084
$49,084
$23.60
$23.60
West Virginia
West Virginia
$42,749
$42,749
$20.55
$20.55
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$43,080
$43,080
$20.71
$20.71
Wyoming
Wyoming
$39,120
$39,120
$18.81
$18.81

Highest Paying Cities For Tower Technician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$52,214
$52,214
$25.10
$25.10
Trenton, NJ
Trenton, NJ
$51,556
$51,556
$24.79
$24.79
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$49,880
$49,880
$23.98
$23.98
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$49,157
$49,157
$23.63
$23.63
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
$47,986
$47,986
$23.07
$23.07
Salem, OR
Salem, OR
$47,750
$47,750
$22.96
$22.96

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Cable Installer

    Avg. salary: $32,979

    A cable installer installs and maintains telecommunication systems and equipment such as telephone lines, cable television, or internet services at homes or commercial areas. In some companies, a cable installer may also handle complaints and concerns, conduct inspections, troubleshoot problems, and fix or replace components when necessary. Their job often requires them to climb up poles or even towers to attach or repair wires, and there are times when they may perform adjustments or even disconnections. They may also assist clients by answering inquiries, providing instructions, or referring them to other services when necessary.
    10,939 Cable Installer Jobs
    Tower Climber

    Avg. salary: $41,930

    Tower Climbers are professionals who are responsible for performing comprehensive installations, inspections, and maintenance on cell towers, self-supporting towers, and other tower transmitter systems. These climbers are required to complete tower safety courses so that they can climb communication towers to assist crews in repairing and inspecting communication boxes. They must operate heavy equipment to prepare sites for the construction and erection of communication towers. Tower Climbers should also guarantee the safety of their crews during extreme weather conditions by following company policies and procedures.
    1,244 Tower Climber Jobs
    Installation And Repair Technician

    Avg. salary: $25,655

    An Installation and Repair Technician specializes in installing and repairing equipment and systems in establishments and homes. It is their responsibility to communicate and meet with clients to identify their needs, assess installation areas, implement tests, inspect damages or defects, troubleshoot problems, and perform corrective measures as needed. They may also recommend practices, provide instructions, maintain the cleanliness of work areas, and refer clients to other services should the case require. They must also keep records of transactions and maintain an active communication line with co-workers for an efficient workflow.
    38,995 Installation And Repair Technician Jobs
    Telecommunications Technician

    Avg. salary: $46,500

    A telecommunications technician is responsible for maintaining the company's telecommunication networks, including communication systems and installation of internet lines and cables. Telecommunications technicians inspect the efficiency of the organization's communication networks, ensuring its optimal performance to support the business' operations. They also upgrade the systems, run diagnostic tests for newly installed cables, and create detailed reports of preventive maintenance processes for reference. A telecommunications technician must have excellent knowledge of the technological industry, including the end-users' and clients' needs to determine the best procedures to maintain the reliability of existing systems.
    17,432 Telecommunications Technician Jobs
    Communications Technician

    Avg. salary: $48,155

    A communications technician utilizes their expertise in electronics by diagnosing issues and repairing devices ranging from cellphones, laptops, tablets, and more. They are responsible for troubleshooting and discussing the extent of malfunction with clients. Technicians diagnose the root of the problem and determine which corrective measure to take. A communications technician may work independently or as a member of a company. Most of the time, they have to consult with the clients over the pricing and kind of repairs, and then offer replacement parts.
    44,082 Communications Technician Jobs
    Tower Hand

    Avg. salary: $43,451

    A tower hand is a professional who climbs towers or poles to install, repair, and perform routine maintenance on electrical equipment. Tower hands are required to climb up very tall structures to perform maintenance on equipment such as power lines, cell tower components, or radio antenna equipment. They must perform audits on their climbing equipment so that they can determine the quality of their equipment as well as avoid defects. Tower hands must be competent climbers so that they can safely climb towers while carrying heavy equipment.
    1,511 Tower Hand Jobs

    Tower Technician Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a tower 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.

    Which Companies Pay Tower Technicians The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a tower technician, being employed by a company such as Ericsson or Jacobs Engineering Group would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Wireless Network Group and Parsons also report highly competitive salaries for tower technicians.
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    Recently Added Tower Technician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Tower Technician
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    Prairie du Sac, WI
    Prairie du Sac, WI
    06/14/2021
    06/14/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    06/14/2021
    B.H. Inc.
    B.H. Inc.
    Tower Technician
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    Windsor, CO
    Windsor, CO
    06/08/2021
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    $50,088
    $50,088
    06/08/2021
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    Newark, NJ
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    06/03/2021
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    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/03/2021
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    Portland, OR
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    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/03/2021
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    Hollywood, FL
    Hollywood, FL
    06/03/2021
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    $35,479
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    06/03/2021
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    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/03/2021
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    Topeka, KS
    Topeka, KS
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/03/2021
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    Albuquerque, NM
    Albuquerque, NM
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/03/2021
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    Tower Technician Apprentice-US Veterans Wanted
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    Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
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    Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta, GA
    06/03/2021
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    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/03/2021

    Average Tower Technician Salary by Demographic

    Tower Technician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $39,821
    female-income
    Female Income
    $36,750
    Median Tower Technician Income by Race
    White tower technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino tower technicians have the lowest average salary at $37,270.
    $40,000
    $39,000
    $38,000
    $37,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$39,056
    Black or African American$38,112
    Asian$38,168
    Unknown$38,824
    Hispanic or Latino$37,270
    Average Tower Technician Salary by Education Level
    Tower technicians with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $41,774 annually. With a Associate degree, tower technicians earn a median annual income of $41,565 compared to $41,172 for tower technicians with an Masters degree.
    $42,000
    $41,000
    $40,000
    $39,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$39,821
    Some College/ Associate Degree$41,565
    Bachelor's Degree$41,774
    Master's Degree$41,172