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Telecommunications Manager Salary

Roughly four in five of Telecommunications Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $47K to $119K per year, but median earnings come to around $77K per year. Final cash compensation to Telecommunications Managers varies from around $47K to approximately $119K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $21K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Telecommunications Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Telecommunications Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$47,671 - $110,782
(Median)
48K
60K
77K
94K
110K
MEDIAN: $77,052
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$11.91 - $46.42
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,671 - $110,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,981  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $20,913  
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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$46,622 - $119,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $46.42  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $70.19  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $20,913  
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).
)
$46,622 - $119,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Manager


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Telecommunications Managers might see a strong upturn in salary transition into upper-level roles like Telecommunications Director. Median pay for a Telecommunications Director is $99K per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Avaya, Telecommunications, and VoIP are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people familiar with PBX also know Avaya and Microsoft Office. Those who learned Telecommunications also tend to 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.


For Telecommunications Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $71K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $78K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $86K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries


Avaya
up arrow 3%

Telecommunications
up arrow 1%

VoIP
up arrow 1%

Wireless
0%

National Average
$78,000

Nortel
up arrow 1%

PBX
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

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