Looking for Tech Salary and Billing Rates for simple installs.
Posted on 2007-10-06
We have a potential client that is looking to have us install a single server and an single wireless access point and connect it to a DSL or cable connection. The server will be preloaded the router(pppoe) will be preconfigured . It should be just a drop off, plug in, power up, call the NOC to make sure it is reachable/seeing the NOC. The challenge is that the DSL line may be a stand-alone or a line share, and it may need a cable run from the dmarc to the server/router/modem location location. There may be a PBX that needs to be bypassed and the DSL line may need to be filtered. This alll seems like easy work and it generally is for an experienced technician that has some knowledge of running a cable, punching down a block, patching in, etc. We do this type of work but on a much more sophisticated level - advanced networking, mission critical server support, data center services etc. The challange for us is that this customer does not want to pay our $150/hr rate for such simple work. That is somewhat understandable, but we don't have techs in our group that go any lower than that. My question is for techs with the level of experience we are talking about here, what is the going rate hourly rate, and what is the salary of these types of techs?