With roughly four in five 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 $46K to $103K per year and averages out to $69K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Senior Telecommunications Specialists (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,396 - $98,131  
   
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$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$998  
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$45,576 - $102,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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$19.31 - $42.10  
   
Overtime
$24.24 - $61.13  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$998  
Total Pay (?
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$45,576 - $102,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Telecommunications Specialist


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Senior Telecommunications Specialists who go on to become Telecommunications Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Telecommunications Manager, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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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, Windows Operating System General Use, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Wireless, PBX, and Telecommunications. 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.


For many Senior Telecommunications Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. For Senior Telecommunications Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. 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 $80K.

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Key Stats for Senior Telecommunications Specialist

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
050
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 22%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Nortel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%


PBX
up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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