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Telecommunications Analyst Salary

With a little over a half of Telecommunications Analysts 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 $38K to $81K per year and averages 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. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,451 - $79,496
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,326
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90%

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$14.75 - $37.03
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,451 - $79,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,882  
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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$38,111 - $81,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,882  
   
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).
)
$38,111 - $81,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Telecommunications Analysts sometimes assume positions such as Information Technology Project Managers. That role pays $86K per year on average. The most common next step for a Telecommunications Analyst is to become a Senior Telecommunications Specialist or a Telecommunications Manager. The former position pays an additional $9K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Analyst


Telecommunications Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Avaya, PBX, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Word. The majority of those 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $49K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $67K.

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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 7%


VoIP
up arrow 5%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

Wireless
up arrow 2%

Nortel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%



Microsoft Access
up arrow 12%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

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
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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