Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salary

Over four-fifths of Senior Telecommunications Specialists in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $45K to $99K per year, and the average comes out to $70K annually. Career duration 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). Job satisfaction for Senior Telecommunications Specialists is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,263 - $99,009

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$19.40 - $40.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,263 - $99,009  
   
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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$45,085 - $99,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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$45,085 - $99,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Survey results suggest that Senior Telecommunications Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 familiar with 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.


For many Senior Telecommunications Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Telecommunications Specialists make a median salary of $72K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 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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