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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 $45K to $100K per year. Most Senior Telecommunications Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Senior Telecommunications Specialists survey respondents are men (78 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,440 - $96,501
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $69,238
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$19.51 - $49.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,440 - $96,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,947  
Profit Sharing
$756 - $2,543  
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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$45,207 - $100,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.51 - $49.04  
   
Overtime
$31.15 - $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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,947  
   
Profit Sharing
$756 - $2,543  
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).
)
$45,207 - $100,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Avaya, Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and PBX. For most people, competency in PBX indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Wireless. Most people who know Telecommunications also know Wireless and Microsoft Office.

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Experience Affects Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 19%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

Wireless
0%

National Average
$71,000

Telecommunications
up arrow 1%

Nortel
up arrow 2%

PBX
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%