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Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary (United States)

With about 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 $104K per year and averages out to $71K per year. Total cash earnings of Telecommunications Network Engineers range from $47K on the low end to $104K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $11K and $10K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Most Telecommunications Network Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary (?
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$49,232 - $99,419
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MEDIAN: $71,022
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Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary (?
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$15.70 - $42.59
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,232 - $99,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,457  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $10,000  
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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$46,583 - $103,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 618
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.70 - $42.59  
   
Overtime
$18.72 - $62.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,457  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $10,000  
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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$46,583 - $103,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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 enjoy an increase in earnings as they move into top-notch roles like Telecommunications Manager. Telecommunications Managers typically make top-notch roles like $74K.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Survey results imply that Telecommunications Network Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Network Architecture / Design, Avaya, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 15 percent, 11 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Switching and Routing. It is often found that people who know Cisco Networking are also skilled in Telecommunications, IP Network, and Switching and Routing.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Telecommunications Network Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. Telecommunications Network Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. 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 $88K. Telecommunications Network Engineers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$71,000
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Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Telecommunications Network Engineers, 18 percent above the national average. Telecommunications Network Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+11 percent) and New York (+6 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

Avaya
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Project Management
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Cisco Networking
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IP Network
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National Average
$71,000
Network Support
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Switching and Routing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%