Telecommunications Manager Salary

Telecommunications Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to four-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $79K per year on average but can range from $50K to $120K per year. Cash earnings for Telecommunications Managers — including $14K in bonuses and $24K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $120K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Telecommunications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,867 - $116,597
$51K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,197
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50%
90%

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$17.52 - $45.30
$18
$31
$45
MEDIAN: $31.49
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,867 - $116,597  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $24,468  
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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$50,221 - $119,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $73.97  
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
$125.00 - $14,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $24,468  
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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$50,221 - $119,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Manager


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Telecommunications Managers who advance into the role of a Telecommunications Director are fairly uncommon. Director, Telecommunicationss on average earn $102K per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Telecommunications Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Session Initiation Protocol, VoIP, and Avaya are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 17 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Wireless. Most people familiar with Telecommunications also know Microsoft Office and Avaya. Most people skilled in PBX are similarly competent in Avaya and Microsoft Office.

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: $79,409

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 43 percent. Telecommunications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+34 percent), New York (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Telecommunications Managers in Jacksonville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (14 percent lower) and Irvine (11 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Manager

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries

▲14%

National Average
$79,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
▲20%

VoIP
▲17%

▲13%



National Average
$79,000


▼1%


PBX
▼2%


▼4%

Microsoft Exchange
▼4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%