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Average Salary for Level (3) Communications Employees

A typical Level (3) Communications employee can expect to make $79K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Level (3) Communications fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Level (3) Communications typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Level (3) Communications
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Account Director (4)
$79,758 - $177,931  
[-]Account Director (4)
Salary$67,957 - $139,900  
Bonus$2,455 - $43,701  
Total Pay$79,758 - $177,931  
[+]Business Analyst (Unspecified Type) (4)
$39,770 - $90,565  
[+]Business Analyst (Unspecified Type) (4)
Salary$38,556 - $80,232  
Bonus$666 - $6,530  
Profit Disbursement$559 - $5,816  
Total Pay$39,770 - $90,565  
[+]Network Engineer (4)
$47,482 - $94,706  
[+]Network Engineer (4)
Salary$47,970 - $92,487  
Bonus$1,129 - $11,042  
Total Pay$47,482 - $94,706  
[+]Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician (3)
$43,665 - $80,478  
[+]Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician (3)
Salary$42,435 - $77,463  
Bonus$771 - $6,758  
Total Pay$43,665 - $80,478  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Typically, Account Directors are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $102K; Senior Network Engineers, Field Marketing Managers, and Proposal Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $96K, about $95K, and $76K, respectively. Business Analysts at Level (3) Communications do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $50K) at the company.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $57K. Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average salaries hits the approximately $71K mark. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Level (3) Communications employees (48 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $76K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $108K per year) can be spotted in Boulder; Mclean ($94K), Denver ($92K), and Tulsa (about $70K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $61K) is Phoenix. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Level (3) Communications employee makes $100K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cisco Certified Design Associate s earn approximately $99K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a CompTIA Network+ Expert is rewarded at around $96K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); Level (3) Communications awards about $77K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Strategic Marketing in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $88K. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of workers and dental coverage for nearly all workers. Level (3) Communications also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

46 %
54 %
$44,478 - $80,172
$56,331 - $114,960
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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