Telecommunications Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly four in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $80K per year on average but can range from $50K to $120K per year. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $24K, overall incomes of Telecommunications Managers spread between $50K and $120K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Telecommunications Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Telecommunications Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,743 - $115,977
$51K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,748
10%
50%
90%

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$18.42 - $48.64
$18
$32
$49
MEDIAN: $31.80
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,743 - $115,977  
   
Bonus
$197.97 - $13,809  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $24,240  
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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$50,221 - $119,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.42 - $48.64  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.97 - $13,809  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $24,240  
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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$50,221 - $119,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Telecommunications Manager

A telecommunications manager is in charge of installing, maintaining and repairing telecommunications lines and equipment relating to telephone, Internet and/or other forms of communication. These managers may work for telecommunications companies, companies requiring these services or consulting firms that provide services to various companies. The telecommunications manager monitors the performance of telecommunications equipment and software to make sure that it is functioning optimally; when there are problems, the manager must use troubleshooting skills to develop a solution in a timely manner.

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Telecommunications Manager Tasks

  • Supervise installation, construction, maintenance and operations of telecommunications system and related services.
  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations imposed by government for the operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Understand the design, operation and maintenance of all telecommunications equipment.

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While Telecommunications Managers do not often become Director, Telecommunicationss, the job pays $101K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Telecommunications Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Session Initiation Protocol, VoIP, Avaya, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 19 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Wireless. Those who learned Telecommunications also tend to know Microsoft Office and Avaya. It is often found that people who know PBX are also skilled in Avaya and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Manager

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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $74K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $77K. Telecommunications Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Telecommunications Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $90K.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Manager

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
040
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries


National Average
$80,000




Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
up arrow 19%

VoIP
up arrow 16%

up arrow 13%


National Average
$80,000

PBX
up arrow 1%


Nortel
up arrow 2%




Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 5%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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