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Telecommunications Analyst Salary

Over one-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 $37K to $81K per year, and the average comes out to $58K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Telecommunications Analysts is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Telecommunications Analysts (59 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,767 - $79,442
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,103
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90%

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$14.53 - $37.03
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,767 - $79,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,832  
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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$36,726 - $80,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $37.03  
   
Overtime
$21.97 - $58.56  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,832  
   
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).
)
$36,726 - $80,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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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There are some Telecommunications Analysts — though it's uncommon — that transition into Information Technology Project Managers, where earnings are an average $86K annually. Telecommunications Analysts typically move into roles as Senior Telecommunications Specialists or Telecommunications Managers, and those positions pay $9K more and $16K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Avaya, PBX, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access. Most people who know PBX also know 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $54K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $49K. Telecommunications Analysts bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Telecommunications Analysts with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $68K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Analyst Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Analyst Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 21%

PBX
up arrow 8%


VoIP
up arrow 6%

Nortel
up arrow 3%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

Wireless
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Access
up arrow 11%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%