Telecommunications Manager Salary

With over three-fourths of Telecommunications Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Telecommunications Managers is $76K per year and can range from $47K on the lower end to $118K per year near the higher end. Final cash compensation to Telecommunications Managers varies from around $47K to approximately $118K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $30K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Telecommunications Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,795 - $110,762
(Median)
$48K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,339
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90%

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$16.47 - $49.75
(Median)
$16
$28
$50
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,795 - $110,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,535  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $30,340  
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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$47,090 - $118,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $49.75  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $69.28  
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
$0.00 - $14,535  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $30,340  
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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$47,090 - $118,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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

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

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Though not the most common occurrence, Telecommunications Managers sometimes become Director, Telecommunicationss, where the average income is $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Telecommunications Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Avaya, Windows Operating System General Use, and Nortel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, PBX, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know PBX are also skilled in Avaya and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Telecommunications also know Microsoft Office and Avaya.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Manager

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


Telecommunications Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. On average, Telecommunications Managers make $79K following one to two decades on the job. Telecommunications Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $88K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries


Avaya
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Nortel
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National Average
$78,000

Telecommunications
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Microsoft Exchange
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Wireless
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VoIP
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Microsoft Office
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PBX
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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