Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salary

With over four-fifths of Senior Telecommunications Specialists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $45K to $99K per year and averages out to $70K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Male Senior Telecommunications Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Senior Telecommunications Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,578 - $98,721
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$99K
MEDIAN: $69,887
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90%

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$19.37 - $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
$48,578 - $98,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,262  
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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$45,309 - $98,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.37 - $40.36  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $61.23  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,262  
   
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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$45,309 - $98,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Senior Telecommunications Specialists who transition into an upper level Telecommunications Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Telecommunications Manager makes $74K a year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Telecommunications Specialist


Senior Telecommunications Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Avaya, Windows Operating System General Use, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 10 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, PBX, and Wireless. Those proficient in PBX are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Telecommunications Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Senior Telecommunications Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. Senior Telecommunications Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $74K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 22%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

National Average
$69,000

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 39 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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