Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

With over one-half of Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $47K to $120K per year and averages out to $78K annually. Total cash compensation to Telecommunications Network Engineers bottoms out near $47K and approaches $120K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $11K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Telecommunications Network Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Telecommunications Network Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,543 - $115,992
$50K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,612
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50%
90%

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$17.29 - $41.77
$17
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $28.55
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50%
90%

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$0$119K
Salary $49,543 - $115,992
Bonus $196.53 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $23.49 - $10,067
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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$47,050 - $119,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 255
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $17.29 - $41.77
Overtime $22.02 - $68.63
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $196.53 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $23.49 - $10,067
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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$47,050 - $119,598
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Telecommunications network engineers are in charge of ensuring their company's networking and telecommunications services/devices function as expected. They provide support to end users, as well as complete routine maintenance on company devices such as routers, switches, and complex telephone systems. They also perform root cause analysis on complex communication issues and research methods to increase connectivity efficiency. Additionally, telecommunications network engineers analyze networks and databases to ensure data security and minimize risks of data loss or intrusion.

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Telecommunications Network Engineer Tasks

  • Plan, design, troubleshoot, and oversee construction and maintenance of telecommunications networks and equipment used for telephones, voicemail, PBX, video or data communication.
  • Provide high level support and disaster recovery expertise.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Network Engineer


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Telecommunications Network Engineers often end up in upper-level roles like Senior Network Engineer. Senior Network Engineers bring home $90K annually on average. It is not unusual for a Telecommunications Network Engineer to become a Telecommunications Engineer or a Telecommunications Manager.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Network Engineer


Telecommunications Network Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco UCCE/IPCC, Project Management, Network Architecture / Design, and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Support, Avaya, and Network Management / Administration. Most people who know Cisco Networking also know VoIP and IP Network.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Network Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Network Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Network Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Network Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 128 salaries. A Telecommunications Network Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,207

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Telecommunications Network Engineers, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Telecommunications Network Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+40 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Austin (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Telecommunications Network Engineers in Raleigh make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Atlanta (20 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$75,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

Cisco UCCE/IPCC
▲17%



Switching and Routing
▼0%

Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$75,000


▼1%



▼3%


▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%
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