Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salary

With over four-fifths of Senior Telecommunications Specialists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Telecommunications Specialists is $70K annually and can range from $45K on the lower end to $99K per year near the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Senior Telecommunications Specialists survey respondents are men (75 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,663 - $99,068
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$99K
MEDIAN: $70,205
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$19.40 - $40.31
(Median)
$19
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,663 - $99,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,684  
Profit Sharing
$771 - $2,162  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,428 - $99,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $40.31  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $61.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,684  
   
Profit Sharing
$771 - $2,162  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,428 - $99,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Senior Telecommunications Specialist

A senior telecommunications specialist oversees a variety of electronic communication media, typically supervising and working with a telecommunications or information technology (IT) department. They ensures that all the ways the organization communicates (such as company email, company phones and phone lines, and video-conferencing software and hardware) operate properly and at maximum efficiency, and they may make recommendations to an analyst or an IT or communications department head regarding potential improvements. They may help to establish organization rules for company-issued equipment and must ensure that all software and security measures are up-to-date and installed properly.

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Senior Telecommunications Specialist Tasks

  • Examine new services offered by vendors and makes recommendations to management.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate and maintain an organization’s telecommunications system.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair telecommunications systems.
  • Design, develop and test telecommunications software solutions.
  • Train customers in telecommunications features and functionality.

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Popular Skills for Senior Telecommunications Specialist


Senior Telecommunications Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Avaya and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, PBX, and Wireless. Most people who know PBX also know Wireless and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Telecommunications Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Telecommunications Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $66K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Senior Telecommunications Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $75K.

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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 21%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

National Average
$70,000

Nortel
up arrow 1%

Telecommunications
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

PBX
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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