Telecommunications Analyst Salary

Telecommunications Analysts in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $81K per year, median earnings come to $58K 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. Men make up a slight majority of Telecommunications Analysts (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$41,812 - $78,663

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$15.05 - $37.14

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,812 - $78,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,700  
Profit Sharing
$1,464 - $3,500  
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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$38,598 - $80,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $37.14  
   
Overtime
$21.01 - $58.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,700  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,464 - $3,500  
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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$38,598 - $80,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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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While Telecommunications Analysts do not often become Information Technology Project Managers, the job pays $86K per year on average. 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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office. 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $56K. Telecommunications Analysts bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $67K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
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Nortel
up arrow 2%

Telecommunications
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National Average
$58,000

Wireless
up arrow 3%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Access
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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