What does a Cable Technician V do?

A Cable Technician is a skilled worker who is employed by a cable service provider. Cable Technicians are responsible for the installation of new service, upgrading of old service and maintaining current services. In the morning technicians are dispatched with a list of stops to make before the end of the day. They are supplied with a company vehicle and tools. Technicians work in various environments such as residential apartments and homes, office buildings and commercial spaces.

There is no required education past a High School Diploma, but most employers prefer some college or a degree. New installations require routing cable throughout the various structure of a building. Having previous experience in the trades is a plus for anyone wishing to work as a Cable Technician. Often technicians are required to access 2nd and 3rd stories for installations. Candidates must be comfortable working at heights and off of ladders. With enough experience, technicians can advance into management.

  • Attend SOS (start of shift) Meeting
  • Coordinate with dispatch for your daily appointments
  • Inventory vehicle supplies to confirm needed supplies are on hand
  • Communicate with inventory control for supply replenishment
  • Conduct pre-departure vehicle inspection and record all issues
  • Notify all customers of ETA
  • Wear all identification, safety and courtesy equipment at all times
  • Inform dispatch of and delays in schedule progress
  • College Degree (preferred)
  • Previous trade experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to follow directions exactingly
  • Comfortability working at heights and off ladders
  • A valid driver's license
  • Pass a background check
  • Willingness to submit to random drug screens
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Cable Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$43,284 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$28K
Median: $43K
$67K
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Cable Technician V Career Path

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Cable Technician V Insights

Read what Cable Technician V professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
The Stereo Advantage
Home AV Installer Technician
Mar 26, 2021

“The guys I worked with within our department were great but we felt left alone with little help from upper management”

OutsourceOutsource
Cable Technician
Mar 26, 2021

“They always try their best to give you a fully integrated schedule which is really great.”

IV Network DesignsIV Network Designs
Cable Technician
Dec 9, 2019

“For me the training was not reflective of what I actually expereince Some of that though was just bad luck.”

AT&TAT&T
Cable Technician
Feb 26, 2021

“There's always work and pay was good”

Herzing CollegeHerzing College
Network Cable Technician
Oct 1, 2021

“Learn skills and great career introduction”

Cavo Broadband CommunicationsCavo Broadband Communications
Cable Technician
May 26, 2020

“hourly pay isnt great.”

Digital ProspectorsDigital Prospectors
Solderer/Wire Harness Operator
Jun 18, 2019

“I felt like i owned the interview cause i was well prepared for it with the help of Jacob Pawlusiak.”

DirectSat USADirectSat USA
Cable Technician
Nov 16, 2019

“Pay and schedule are good.”

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