Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Median pay for Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $74K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $48K, and the higher rates verge on $106K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Telecommunications Network Engineers spread between $48K and $106K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Network Engineers, who typically claim 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 data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,335 - $101,249
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,794
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$15.48 - $44.90
(Median)
$15
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,335 - $101,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$48,247 - $106,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 483
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $44.90  
   
Overtime
$18.50 - $64.26  
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 - $10,256  
   
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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$48,247 - $106,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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


Survey takers working as Telecommunications Network Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Switching and Routing and Network Management / Administration. It is often found that people who know Cisco Networking are 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.


Telecommunications Network Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $62K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $71K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Telecommunications Network Engineers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Telecommunications Network Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+14 percent), Boston (+14 percent), New York (+12 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Minneapolis and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 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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Network Support
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Cisco Networking
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IP Network
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National Average
$73,000

Switching and Routing
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Network Management / Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
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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