Telecommunications Manager Salary

Roughly four in five of Telecommunications Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $48K to $119K per year, and the average comes out to $76K per year. Cash earnings for Telecommunications Managers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $119K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Telecommunications Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Telecommunications Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,084 - $111,439

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$13.87 - $53.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,084 - $111,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,948  
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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$47,651 - $119,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $53.33  
   
Overtime
$8.63 - $69.43  
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 - $14,948  
   
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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$47,651 - $119,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 often transition into Telecommunications Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Director, Telecommunicationss earn $100K per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Survey results imply that Telecommunications Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Avaya, Telecommunications, and Wireless are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Telecommunications also 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.


Telecommunications Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Telecommunications Managers make a median salary of $77K. 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 $86K.

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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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Wireless
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National Average
$78,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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