Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $75K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Telecommunications Network Engineers range from $47K on the low end to $109K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Telecommunications Network Engineers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Telecommunications Network Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,172 - $103,944
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,408
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90%

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$14.77 - $45.37
(Median)
$15
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$49,172 - $103,944  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,333  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $9,744  
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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$47,446 - $109,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 455
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $45.37  
   
Overtime
$18.58 - $65.57  
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
$0.00 - $10,333  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $9,744  
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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$47,446 - $109,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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


Survey results imply that Telecommunications Network Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Cisco UCCE/IPCC, Avaya, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Switching and Routing, Network Management / Administration, and Network Support. For most people, competency in Cisco Networking indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $63K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $73K on average. Telecommunications Network Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $84K. Telecommunications Network Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,445

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

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Telecommunications Network Engineers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Telecommunications Network Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+19 percent), New York (+11 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent). In Miami, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Houston (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries



National Average
$75,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

Cisco UCCE/IPCC
up arrow 24%

up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 8%



VoIP
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Troubleshooting
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Telecommunications
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National Average
$75,000

Cisco Networking
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IP Network
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Network Support
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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