Telecommunications Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly four-fifths of Telecommunications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $50K to $121K per year, but expected earnings average $80K annually. Cash earnings for Telecommunications Managers — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $50K to approximately $121K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Telecommunications Managers survey respondents are men (77 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,434 - $117,069
(Median)
$50K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,369
10%
50%
90%

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$18.28 - $49.30
(Median)
$18
$33
$49
MEDIAN: $32.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,434 - $117,069  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $14,555  
Profit Sharing
$1.50 - $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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$50,351 - $120,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.28 - $49.30  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $74.57  
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
$197.27 - $14,555  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.50 - $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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$50,351 - $120,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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

  • 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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Telecommunications Managers often transition into Telecommunications Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Director, Telecommunicationss earn $101K per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Survey results imply that Telecommunications Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Session Initiation Protocol, Avaya, Cisco Networking, and VoIP are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Exchange. Most people familiar with PBX also know Avaya and Microsoft Office. Most people who know 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $70K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $78K on average. On average, Telecommunications Managers make $81K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Telecommunications Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $91K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
up arrow 18%

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Cisco Networking
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VoIP
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National Average
$81,000

PBX
up arrow 1%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

Wireless
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Nortel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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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 45 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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