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Telecommunications Analyst Salary

Telecommunications Analysts in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly more than half of Telecommunications Analysts. Salaries average out to around $58K annually and spread from $37K to $81K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Telecommunications Analysts (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction for Telecommunications Analysts is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$40,773 - $79,025
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,002
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$14.88 - $37.07
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,773 - $79,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,623  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $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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$36,745 - $80,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $37.07  
   
Overtime
$22.14 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,623  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $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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$36,745 - $80,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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. Career advancement for the typical Telecommunications Analyst often leads to becoming a Senior Telecommunications Specialist or a Telecommunications Manager; median salaries in these positions are $9K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Analyst


Survey results imply that Telecommunications Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in VoIP, Cisco Networking, PBX, and Avaya are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Word. 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.


Telecommunications Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $50K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Telecommunications Analysts make a median salary of $63K. As Telecommunications Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $68K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Analyst Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Analyst Salaries

VoIP
up arrow 11%


PBX
up arrow 8%

Avaya
up arrow 6%

Nortel
up arrow 4%

Wireless
up arrow 3%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%



Microsoft Access
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%