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Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $72K annually on average but can range from $48K to $105K per year. Total cash compensation to Telecommunications Network Engineers varies from $48K to $105K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K each. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Telecommunications Network Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Telecommunications Network Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$49,542 - $100,294
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100K
MEDIAN: $72,349
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$16.57 - $43.67
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,542 - $100,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,553  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $10,101  
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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$48,298 - $105,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.57 - $43.67  
   
Overtime
$19.48 - $62.91  
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 - $10,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $10,101  
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).
)
$48,298 - $105,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Network Engineer


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Telecommunications Network Engineers may not see a large difference in pay if they transition into an upper level Telecommunications Manager position. Telecommunications Managers on average do not make much more than Telecommunications Network Engineers.

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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 Avaya, Engineering Design, Network Architecture / Design, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Switching and Routing and Network Management / Administration. Most people skilled in Cisco Networking are similarly competent in VoIP and IP Network.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Network Engineer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. For Telecommunications Network Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $89K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

Avaya
up arrow 16%




Project Management
up arrow 9%

up arrow 8%



Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

IP Network
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Switching and Routing
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%