More than half of Telecommunications Analysts in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $43K to $84K per year, but median earnings come to around $63K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Telecommunications Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a majority collect vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,842 - $85,739
(Median)
$45K
$63K
$86K
MEDIAN: $62,590
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$17.06 - $34.71
(Median)
$17
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,842 - $85,739  
   
Bonus
$301.34 - $8,795  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$42,652 - $84,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$17.06 - $34.71  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $69.04  
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
$301.34 - $8,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$42,652 - $84,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Telecommunications Analysts move into roles as Information Technology Project Managers, where pay is an average $86K per year. It is quite typical for Telecommunications Analysts to transition into roles as Senior Telecommunications Specialists or Telecommunications Managers, where reported median earnings are $6K and $13K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Analyst


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Nortel, Avaya, and VoIP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. For most people, competency in PBX indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Analyst

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


Telecommunications Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. For Telecommunications Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. 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 $70K.

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Pros: The flexibility to create/modify process, update equipment as needed. Working with different people and vendors. Tracking cost, invoicing and disbursement of charges throughout the hospital departments.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Analyst Salaries



National Average
$62,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Analyst Salaries


Avaya
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Nortel
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PBX
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VoIP
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Telecommunications
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National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Access
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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