Telecommunications Manager Salary

Telecommunications Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than three-quarters of Telecommunications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $47K to $118K per year, but expected earnings average $76K annually. In the world of Telecommunications Managers, overall income ranges from $47K near the bottom to $118K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Telecommunications Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,795 - $110,762
(Median)
$48K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,339
10%
50%
90%

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$16.47 - $49.75
(Median)
$16
$28
$50
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$47,795 - $110,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,535  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $30,340  
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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$47,090 - $118,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $49.75  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $69.28  
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
$0.00 - $14,535  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $30,340  
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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$47,090 - $118,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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.

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 $101K 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, Windows Operating System General Use, and Nortel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, PBX, and Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in PBX are similarly competent in Avaya and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Telecommunications are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and Avaya.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Telecommunications Managers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. Telecommunications Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. Telecommunications Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $88K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries


Avaya
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Nortel
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National Average
$78,000

Telecommunications
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Microsoft Exchange
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Wireless
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VoIP
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Microsoft Office
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PBX
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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