What does an Installation Technician do?

Installers are service professionals who affix and position equipment in a designated location and complete the set-up process so the equipment is ready for operation or can serve its purpose. Their primary objective is to ensure the equipment is installed in a safe manner that doesn’t present any hazards while also supporting functionality to allow for the best possible performance. They review and explain operation and maintenance information to the user or customer. They may also provide ongoing support, maintenance, and repairs.

Installers have a minimum of a high school diploma and may have completed a trade school program or training course. Hands-on experience installing and adjusting the particular equipment involved is preferred. These roles are often physically demanding and may involve working in strenuous conditions.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Installation Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$39,936 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$26K
Median: $40K
$61K
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Installation Technician Career Path

Learn how to become an Installation Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Installer
$44,448/yr
L3
L4
Installer IV
$44,930/yr
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Installation Technician Insights

Read what Installation Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Blue Sky SatelliteBlue Sky Satellite
Installation Technician
Feb 16, 2020

“I take pride in the fact that I am able to provide customers with dish tv and great products.”

Pierson Computing ConnectionPierson Computing Connection
IT Installation Technician
Jun 23, 2021

“If you do well they give excellent bonuses and I've received a card on my birthday.”

Apogee TelecomApogee Telecom
Installations
Feb 24, 2020

“The internship at Apogee is a pretty fun one because you get to travel to interesting places to build Wi”

Alaskan Air Conditioning and HeatingAlaskan Air Conditioning and Heating
HVAC Lead Installer
Jul 22, 2021

“Pay was decent if you were quick to install since it was per unit install.”

Erie ConstructionErie Construction
Install Manager
Feb 26, 2021

“People pay a premium for a sub to do the job for a good pay to them.”

Pierson Computing ConnectionPierson Computing Connection
IT Installation Technician
Jun 23, 2021

“I greatly enjoyed working here and if warehouse or install work is what you are interested in then this is a great choice.”

Dandelion EnergyDandelion Energy
Installer
Jan 13, 2021

“People have college experience and Trade experience and work experience and get the same pay as people who have never done this work.”

Colorado Cascade Sprinkler
Irrigation Installer
Aug 19, 2020

“Good hours and pay.”

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