Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salary

Senior Telecommunications Specialists in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over four-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $69K annually on average but can range from $48K to $100K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Telecommunications Specialists who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Telecommunications Specialists. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,816 - $96,918
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $68,767
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$19.85 - $41.43
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MEDIAN: $30.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,816 - $96,918  
   
Bonus
$600 - $16,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$47,618 - $100,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $41.43  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $61.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$600 - $16,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$47,618 - $100,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

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

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Senior Telecommunications Specialists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Telecommunications Manager. Median pay for Telecommunications Managers is $74K.

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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, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 19 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include PBX and Telecommunications. The majority of those who know PBX also know Wireless and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Telecommunications Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Telecommunications Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Telecommunications Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Telecommunications Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Senior Telecommunications Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 51 salaries. A Senior Telecommunications Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 29 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Telecommunications Specialist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

▲17%

▲2%

National Average
$69,000

▼7%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Avaya
▲23%


Windows Operating System General Use
▲12%


▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Word
▼3%


PBX
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 8%
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