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Q: Cable TV installers Salary ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Cable TV installers Salary
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: dablinkguy-ga
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Posted: 30 May 2004 22:11 PDT
Expires: 29 Jun 2004 22:11 PDT
Question ID: 354130
How much does a Charter Communications Entry Level Cable TV Installer
get paid in Turlock, CA?
Subject: Re: Cable TV installers Salary
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 31 May 2004 08:21 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello dablinkguy-ga: 

I went to Charter's main site and then to their jobs page and filled
in an application to be an installer in Turlock, CA:

But I couldn't get the actual salary, just the benefits (which, it
appears, are applicable to all Charter employees):
This is a pretty solid, enticing benefits package, btw. 

I did manage to find good ballpark salary figures at the 2003
Directory of California Local Area Wages:$/DCLAW$.htm

At that directory I found "Median Salaries for TV and Cable Installers in CA":$/ccoiswages/dclaw.cfm?occupation_code=857020

You can see that in the years 2001 and 2002, entry-level cable
installers in North Central CA and the greater Sacramento area earned
a median of about $9.50 an hour. (Not surprisingly, cable installers
who belong to a union who earn more.)

At the far right of that chart you'll see that, after three years, the
median salary for California cable TV installers goes up to between
$14-24 an hour, with the high being $37.50 per hour in San Mateo for
Union installers.

At Golden State Careers' "Telephone and Cable TV Installers and Repairers":
You can see that the median hourly wage for an entry-level installer is $10.61. 

At California's "Employment  Development  Department's" OES
(Occupational Employment Statistics):$/oeswages/MERC$oes.htm

For Merced County, CA, 2002:
"Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers"
entry level wage is $10.55, and the "mean annual wage" is $27,076.

So, it's a pretty consistent estimate of *about* $10-11 an hour

As I understand it, many Charter employees have been mobilizing to
allow workers to join labor unions, but I can't find any evidence that
Charter's California installers are in a union.

Tomorrow I will contact Charter Communications and ask if their
California installers are unionized (being in a union will likely up
the pay scale), and what the entry-level pay is for their installers
in Turlock and/or northcentral CA.

It's likely they'll address the matter of whether installers in CA are
in a labor union, but I doubt very much they'll give me a precise
salary figure. (I am honor-bound to identify myself as a researcher
with Google Answers. I can't pretend to be an actual applicant so that
they'll give me the precise salary figure!)

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I hope my research is of help to you. If you need additional
clarification, please post a Request For Clarification, PRIOR to
rating my answer.

Best regards,
Google Answers Researcher
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