Telecommunications Manager Salary

The majority of Telecommunications Managers in the United States — about four-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $47K to $121K per year, and the median is $80K per year. Total incomes of Telecommunications Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $47K and $121K. Geographic 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,697 - $118,070
$50K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,288
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50%
90%

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$16.83 - $44.26
$17
$29
$44
MEDIAN: $29.37
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$0$120K
Salary $49,697 - $118,070
Bonus $50.00 - $14,874
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,000
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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$46,537 - $120,901
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 242
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $16.83 - $44.26
Overtime $16.85 - $73.40
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $50.00 - $14,874
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $20,000
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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$46,537 - $120,901
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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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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Telecommunications Managers sometimes assume positions such as Director, Telecommunicationss. That role pays $102K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Survey takers working as Telecommunications Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Session Initiation Protocol, VoIP, Avaya, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 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. 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

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 147 salaries. A Telecommunications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,367

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Telecommunications Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Telecommunications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+32 percent), New York (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Jacksonville Telecommunications Managers earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Irvine (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Manager

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries

▲12%

National Average
$80,000

▼3%

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
▲19%

VoIP
▲15%

▲12%

National Average
$80,000



▼2%


PBX
▼3%



▼5%

Microsoft Exchange
▼5%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%
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