Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Roughly one-half of Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $46K to $114K per year, but median earnings come to around $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Telecommunications Network Engineers ranges from $46K on the lower end to $114K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Telecommunications Network Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Telecommunications Network Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,921 - $111,026
$50K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,580
10%
50%
90%

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$15.24 - $39.73
$15
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $26.49
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,921 - $111,026  
   
Bonus
$297.99 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$22.51 - $9,933  
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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$45,637 - $114,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $65.93  
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
$297.99 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$22.51 - $9,933  
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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$45,637 - $114,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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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Many Telecommunications Network Engineers transition into upper-level Senior Network Engineer positions. Senior Network Engineers earn a median of $90K per year. Many Telecommunications Network Engineers choose to become Telecommunications Engineers and Telecommunications Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $2K less and $1K less, respectively.

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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 Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Support, Avaya, and Network Management / Administration. Most people familiar with Cisco Networking also know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $62K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Telecommunications Network Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,534

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

Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Telecommunications Network Engineers, 39 percent higher than the national average. Telecommunications Network Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+39 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Austin (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Telecommunications Network Engineer's salary, with Raleigh Telecommunications Network Engineers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (21 percent less) and Atlanta (18 percent less).

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Network Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$76,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

Cisco UCCE/IPCC
▲17%



Cisco Networking
▼0%

National Average
$76,000

▼1%




▼5%



▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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