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Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salary

Senior Telecommunications Specialists in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than four-fifths of Senior Telecommunications Specialists. Salaries average out to around $70K per year and spread from $46K to $98K per year. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Telecommunications Specialists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Senior Telecommunications Specialists is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,442 - $98,306
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,599
10%
50%
90%

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$19.40 - $40.36
(Median)
$19
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,442 - $98,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,294  
Profit Sharing
$763 - $2,035  
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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$45,552 - $98,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $40.36  
   
Overtime
$26.65 - $61.16  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,294  
   
Profit Sharing
$763 - $2,035  
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).
)
$45,552 - $98,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Telecommunications Specialist


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Many Senior Telecommunications Specialists move into a Telecommunications Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Telecommunications Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Telecommunications Specialists.

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Popular Skills for Senior Telecommunications Specialist


Senior Telecommunications Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Avaya, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, PBX, and Wireless. It is often found that people who know PBX are also skilled in Wireless. Most people who know Telecommunications also know Microsoft Office and Wireless.

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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 21%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

National Average
$70,000

Nortel
up arrow 1%

Telecommunications
up arrow 3%


PBX
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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