Telecommunications Manager Salary

Telecommunications Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $77K per year, but may range from $47K to $119K per year. Total incomes of Telecommunications Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $30K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $47K and $119K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Telecommunications Managers. Most Telecommunications Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,945 - $111,340
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,847
10%
50%
90%

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$13.79 - $53.59
(Median)
$14
$28
$54
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,945 - $111,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,938  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $30,057  
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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$47,452 - $119,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $53.59  
   
Overtime
$8.63 - $69.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $30,057  
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).
)
$47,452 - $119,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Telecommunications Manager

Telecommunications managers work with of all forms of telecommunications technology and the workers who maintain and implement them. A Telecommunications manager may be responsible for managing work related to telephone, computer or wireless networks depending on the specific position. Virtually any business or government agency that has a significant telecommunications infrastructure may employ telecommunications managers.

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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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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Avaya, Telecommunications, and Wireless are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. For most people, competency in PBX indicates knowledge of Avaya and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Telecommunications are similarly competent in Microsoft Office and Avaya.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Manager

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


For Telecommunications Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. Telecommunications Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $78K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries


Avaya
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Telecommunications
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National Average
$78,000

Wireless
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Windows Operating System General Use
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VoIP
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PBX
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Nortel
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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