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Telecommunications Manager Salary

Telecommunications Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly four in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $77K annually, but may range from $47K to $120K per year. Total incomes of Telecommunications Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $30K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $47K and $120K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Telecommunications Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Male Telecommunications Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,351 - $112,109
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,400
10%
50%
90%

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$11.91 - $53.59
(Median)
$12
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
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
$48,351 - $112,109  
   
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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$47,317 - $119,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $53.59  
   
Overtime
$17.01 - $68.98  
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 - $14,948  
   
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).
)
$47,317 - $119,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 it's uncommon, some Telecommunications Managers move into roles as Director, Telecommunicationss, where pay is an average $100K per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Telecommunications Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Avaya, Telecommunications, and Wireless are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people familiar with Telecommunications also know Microsoft Office and Avaya. Most people who know PBX also know Avaya and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Telecommunications Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Telecommunications Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries


National Average
$79,000



Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries


Avaya
up arrow 3%

Telecommunications
0%

National Average
$79,000

Wireless
up arrow 1%

Nortel
up arrow 1%

VoIP
up arrow 4%

PBX
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 9%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 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
41%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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