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Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

For Telecommunications Network Engineers, yearly average wages total $73K annually. Pay generally varies between $47K and $106K per year. Cash earnings for Telecommunications Network Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $47K to approximately $106K. 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. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Telecommunications Network Engineers are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Telecommunications Network Engineers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,170 - $100,878
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,439
10%
50%
90%

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$15.65 - $44.34
(Median)
$16
$26
$44
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,170 - $100,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,461  
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $6,040  
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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$47,333 - $106,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $44.34  
   
Overtime
$19.01 - $63.91  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,461  
   
Profit Sharing
$347.65 - $6,040  
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).
)
$47,333 - $106,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Network Engineer


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Telecommunications Network Engineers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Telecommunications Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Network Engineer


Telecommunications Network Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Avaya, Engineering Design, Network Architecture / Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Switching and Routing and Network Management / Administration. The majority of those who know 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.


For many Telecommunications Network Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $62K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $71K on average. Telecommunications Network Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $90K on average.

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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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 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
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%