Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Telecommunications Network Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly one-half of Telecommunications Network Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $46K to $116K per year, but expected earnings average $77K annually. Total cash compensation to Telecommunications Network Engineers ranges from $46K on the lower end to $116K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Telecommunications Network Engineers is high. There are far more male Telecommunications Network Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,784 - $113,796
$50K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,452
10%
50%
90%

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$16.50 - $39.59
$16
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $28.82
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,784 - $113,796  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$11.50 - $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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$46,402 - $116,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $39.59  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $65.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$195.74 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$11.50 - $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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$46,402 - $116,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Network Engineer


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Telecommunications Network Engineers often end up in upper-level roles like Senior Network Engineer. Senior Network Engineers bring home $90K annually on average. A Telecommunications Engineer or a Telecommunications Manager is a typical transition from a Telecommunications Network Engineer role.

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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 Cisco UCCE/IPCC, Project Management, Network Architecture / Design, and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Support, Avaya, and Network Management / Administration. Those familiar with Cisco Networking also tend to know VoIP and IP Network.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Network Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Network Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Network Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Network Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 128 salaries. A Telecommunications Network Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,327

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Telecommunications Network Engineers, Denver provides a pay rate that is 40 percent greater than the national average. Telecommunications Network Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+39 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Austin (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Raleigh Telecommunications Network Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (20 percent less) and Atlanta (17 percent less).

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$75,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

Cisco UCCE/IPCC
▲17%



Switching and Routing
▼0%

Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$75,000


▼1%



▼3%


▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%