Telecommunications Analyst Salary

More than half of Telecommunications Analysts in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $38K to $82K per year, and the average comes out to $59K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,624 - $80,100
(Median)
$42K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,731
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50%
90%

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$14.77 - $37.25
(Median)
$15
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,624 - $80,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,700  
Profit Sharing
$1,452 - $3,561  
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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$38,132 - $81,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $37.25  
   
Overtime
$22.04 - $58.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,700  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,452 - $3,561  
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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$38,132 - $81,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Job Description for Telecommunications Analyst

A telecommunications analyst generally works for telecommunications companies, helping deliver efficient service to customers and developing solutions to any telecommunications-related problems. These analysts might work with telephone, video and/or Internet systems. Generally, they are given a budget and must develop and help implement changes to make systems more efficient. When problems are encountered in the telecommunications department, the analyst must discover what is wrong and develop fixes to restore service. Also, the analyst needs to implement preventative measures to ensure the problem will not occur again.

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Telecommunications Analyst Tasks

  • Configure and optimize telephone systems and services, voicemail and PBX communication systems and other related systems.
  • Detect, comprehend and initiate fixes for network problems.
  • Design, maintain and assess current or future telecommunications systems and equipment.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Analyst


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It's not very common for Telecommunications Analysts to move on to become Information Technology Project Managers. Average pay for an Information Technology Project Manager is $86K annually. When Telecommunications Analysts are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Telecommunications Specialists or Telecommunications Managers. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $16K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Analyst


Telecommunications Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Avaya, PBX, Cisco Networking, and VoIP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know PBX are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Telecommunications Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $56K on average. Telecommunications Analysts who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Analyst Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Analyst Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 16%

PBX
up arrow 7%


VoIP
up arrow 3%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

Nortel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Wireless
up arrow 3%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Access
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%
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