Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $74K annually on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $49K, and the top verges on $106K per year. In the world of Telecommunications Network Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $49K and $106K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $6K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Network Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Telecommunications Network Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,524 - $101,163

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$15.17 - $44.99

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,524 - $101,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,253  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $6,104  
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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$48,535 - $106,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 480
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $44.99  
   
Overtime
$18.80 - $64.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $6,104  
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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$48,535 - $106,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Network Engineer


Telecommunications Network Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Avaya, Network Architecture / Design, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Switching and Routing and Network Management / Administration. Those proficient in Cisco Networking are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For Telecommunications Network Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $62K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $72K on average. On average, Telecommunications Network Engineers make $83K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Telecommunications Network Engineers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Telecommunications Network Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Employers in Minneapolis and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

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Project Management
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National Average
$73,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%
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