Telecommunications Manager Salary

Telecommunications Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and around four in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $78K annually, but may range from $47K to $119K per year. In the world of Telecommunications Managers, overall income ranges from $47K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Telecommunications Managers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Telecommunications Managers survey respondents are men (75 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,372 - $111,487
(Median)
$48K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,673
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50%
90%

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$12.00 - $53.33
(Median)
$12
$26
$53
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
$48,372 - $111,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,985  
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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$47,443 - $119,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $53.33  
   
Overtime
$17.13 - $70.35  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,985  
   
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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$47,443 - $119,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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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Many Telecommunications Managers move into a Telecommunications Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $100K per year.

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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 Cisco Networking, Avaya, Telecommunications, and Wireless are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. A tool kit that includes Telecommunications also typically contains Microsoft Office and Avaya. Those proficient in PBX are, more often than not, also skilled in Avaya and Microsoft Office.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $71K. On average, Telecommunications Managers make $79K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $85K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries



National Average
$79,000


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Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries


Avaya
up arrow 3%

Telecommunications
0%

Wireless
0%

VoIP
0%

National Average
$79,000

Nortel
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PBX
up arrow 2%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%