Telecommunications Manager Salary

Telecommunications Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly four in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K annually on average but can range from $48K to $119K per year. Total cash compensation for Telecommunications Managers runs from $48K to $119K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $30K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Telecommunications Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,050 - $111,537
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,644
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90%

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$13.79 - $53.59
(Median)
$14
$28
$54
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
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
$48,050 - $111,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,958  
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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$47,587 - $119,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 442
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 - $14,958  
   
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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$47,587 - $119,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Manager


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Though some Telecommunications Managers move into positions like Telecommunications Director (where the average salary is $100K), this progression is not the norm.

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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Office. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Telecommunications Managers make a median salary of $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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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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Nortel
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Microsoft Exchange
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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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