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Radio Communications Mechanic Salary

$43,853 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radio Communications Mechanic is $43,853 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Radio Communications Mechanic is between $32,701 and $53,134. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Adjusts, installs, tests, and repairs high-powered stationary and mobile radio transmitting equipment, using handtools and testing instruments and following wiring diagrams: adjusts controls and tests frequencies of transmitters, using frequency meter.
  • Listens to radio range station at frequent intervals during broadcasts to detect flaws in transmission and adjusts controls to eliminate flaws.
  • Operates emergency truck transmitter to ensure its readiness for immediate use.
  • Examines equipment and replaces defective condensers, switches, tubes, and transistors.
  • Tests equipment with instruments, such as circuit analyzers, audiometers, and voltmeters.
  • Repairs components of radio transmitting equipment and intercommunication telephone system, using handtools.
  • May be designated according to equipment serviced as marine-radio installer-and-servicer; radiotelegraph operator-servicer.
Radio Communications Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

Job family population: 15,310

Estimated population of Radio Communications Mechanic jobs: 3,830

Rate of error: 5.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: United States (U.S. or US) or America, officialy the United States of America (USA), is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty-eight states...

Radio Communications Mechanic Job Listings for United States

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... radio communication system, and operator interface devices. * Participates in the planning and ... Orders and maintains mechanical and electrical/instrumentation equipment and parts. * Trains and ...
Microwave Radio Technician
Jun 5
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
EasTex Tower, LLC
Must have reliable transportation to and from office location Mechanically inclined Technically ... communication towers and work in an elevated position that is +/- 200 feet. Use hands to handle or ...
EMC/Radio Compliance Engineer
May 21
Redmond, WA, USA
This person will work closely with other development engineers (Electrical Engineers, Mechanical ... Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to seamlessly work across groups and ...
Field Tech (Tower Hand)
May 24
Livermore, CA, USA
Nu Rev Communications Inc
Pay rate based on experience: $21 - $26 · Climbing and working on communications towers for the ... and mechanical equipment. · Knowing the hazards associated with tower climbing, construction ...
Mechanical Maintenance Technicians
Jun 16
Bennettsville, SC, USA
STS Technical Services
Communicate maintenance issues to Operators, PIC's, Planners, and peers in an effective and ... Wear radio and respond to issues in your area when needed. Let operations and peers know about ...
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