Home media engineers connect customers to a full range of digital home technology, such as broadband and television services. This could be installing or setting up from scratch, or fixing faults.
You could be:
installing broadband, television services and phone lines, both inside and outside of homes
securely fixing equipment and running a connecting cable to the receiving system
setting up routers and using diagnostic tools to get best connection
testing the strength of the broadcast signal with a signal meter
installing set top boxes for TV services and setting up the system and showing customer how to use
adding new signal reception points in buildings
connecting or upgrading digital receiver equipment
diagnosing and repairing faults.
The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:
where you work
the size of the company or organisation you work for
the demand for the job.
The average salary for home media engineers is around £26,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £30,000 and £37,000 a year. You can earn extra through bonus and overtime payments. You might earn commission from selling other products to customers.
You may have to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
You may have to work at height if fixing an outdoor aerial.
Hours of work may vary and could include evenings and weekends. You may be on call to attend faults.
You would travel to each job, usually in a work's van.