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  • Hourly rate for certified ST installer

    I apologize if this is off topic however I wanted to poll the forum users to see what you thought a reasonable hourly rate of pay for a certified ST installer should be in the Washington DC area.

  • #2
    So, I was an installer in the DC area, but I lived in Richmond (90 miles South) and my company was in Richmond, so I got Richmond pay...the cost of living is at least twice as much as that of Richmond...My company asked if I wanted to move there, but I would accept nothing less than 80k/year, and thats just to be able to afford to live there!

    So, hourly rate? I dont know, maybe $40-$45?? I guess if there was a new person, you could get away with less though...


    • #3
      Anybody have any info to share on the Midwest? As far as what your company would pay for a Certified engineer with 10+ years experience.

      Thank you


      • #4
        In a metro area of 500k+ population.


        • #5
          I dont know, im not one but I hear the installer class isnt that advanced, i heard it's more admin type stuff. My question is what would the next cert get you? Anyone know, I hate certs but they get you paid.

 can catch me on quakelive.....ill merk ya


          • #6
            If you're looking for someone who is certified and also truly understands enterprise class networking, MPLS, QoS, etc. I would say $125-$200/hr. If you have a good network admin you can read the admin guides and do the networking yourself. Take the time to learn ShoreTel and you can do much of it yourself as well.


            • #7
              Is this for casual time or a full time person? Lots of difference. To hire a Partner to do work is about $140/hr. A full time person will get about $32-$45/hr. DC is a strange overpriced market!
              There are several good Partners in the fringe (50-80 miles) that work quicker and can help. 804-FLY-FISH


              • #8
                Thanks. I really appreciate the feedback. I guess my question would pertain more to the Baltimore area than flat out DC. Although that said I guess you could work in both markets pretty easily.