Telecommunications Analyst Salary

A little 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 $39K to $81K per year, but median earnings come to around $58K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Telecommunications Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Telecommunications Analysts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,730 - $79,878
(Median)
$42K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,432
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$15.05 - $37.14
(Median)
$15
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,730 - $79,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,655  
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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$38,526 - $81,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $37.14  
   
Overtime
$22.04 - $58.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,655  
   
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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$38,526 - $81,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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There are some Telecommunications Analysts — though it's uncommon — that transition into Information Technology Project Managers, where earnings are an average $86K annually. 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


Telecommunications Analysts report using a large range of skills 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. Most people skilled in PBX are similarly competent 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $50K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $56K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. 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 $68K.

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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 8%


VoIP
up arrow 4%

Nortel
up arrow 3%

Telecommunications
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National Average
$58,000

Wireless
up arrow 3%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Access
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%
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