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Telecommunications Manager Salary

Close to four-fifths of Telecommunications Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $47K to $120K per year, and the average comes out to $77K per year. Cash earnings for Telecommunications Managers — including $15K in bonuses and $30K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $47K to $120K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Telecommunications Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,324 - $112,138
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,463
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
$48,324 - $112,138  
   
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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$47,294 - $120,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
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).
)
$47,294 - $120,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 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


Telecommunications Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. 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. Those proficient in PBX are, more often than not, also skilled in Avaya and Microsoft Office. A tool kit that includes Telecommunications also typically contains Microsoft Office and Avaya.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Manager

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


For Telecommunications Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $71K. Telecommunications Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $86K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries



National Average
$79,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries


Avaya
up arrow 2%

Telecommunications
0%

Wireless
0%

National Average
$79,000

Nortel
up arrow 1%

PBX
up arrow 4%

VoIP
up arrow 4%

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 120 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
38%

Common Health Benefits

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