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 $70K annually on average but can range from $46K to $100K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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 data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,873 - $98,416
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $70,045
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$19.98 - $40.76
(Median)
$20
$29
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,873 - $98,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$8,000  
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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$46,403 - $99,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.98 - $40.76  
   
Overtime
$24.87 - $60.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$46,403 - $99,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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


Survey results imply that Senior Telecommunications Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Avaya, Windows Operating System General Use, Cisco Networking, and Nortel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include PBX, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. Those educated in PBX tend to be well versed 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. On average, Senior Telecommunications Specialists make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $76K.

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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 19%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

National Average
$71,000

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

Nortel
up arrow 2%

Wireless
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

PBX
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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