Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

The average Telecommunications Network Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $74K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $48K, and the top verges on $106K per year. In the world of Telecommunications Network Engineers, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $106K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Telecommunications Network Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,334 - $101,180
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,644
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$15.56 - $44.82
(Median)
$16
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,334 - $101,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,253  
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $6,128  
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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$48,164 - $106,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $44.82  
   
Overtime
$18.54 - $64.15  
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 - $10,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $6,128  
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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$48,164 - $106,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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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Telecommunications Network Engineers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Telecommunications Manager. On average, Telecommunications Managers get paid about the same as Telecommunications Network Engineers do.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Network Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Avaya, Engineering Design, Network Architecture / Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Network Management / Administration and Switching and Routing. Those educated in Cisco Networking tend to be well versed 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $62K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $71K. For Telecommunications Network Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $91K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Telecommunications Network Engineers, 21 percent higher than the national average. Telecommunications Network Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+14 percent) and Boston (+14 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (4 percent less) and Houston (3 percent less).

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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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IP Network
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National Average
$73,000

Switching and Routing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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