Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Pay for Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $75K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Telecommunications Network Engineers spread between $47K and $109K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Network Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Telecommunications Network Engineers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,172 - $103,944
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,408
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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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As Telecommunications Network Engineers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Telecommunications Manager position pays around the same amount as the Telecommunications Network Engineer job on average.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Network Engineer


Telecommunications Network Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Switching and Routing, Network Management / Administration, and Network Support. 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.


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 $63K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $73K on average. For Telecommunications Network Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Telecommunications Network Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $90K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,445

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

For Telecommunications Network Engineers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. 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). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 20 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Houston (7 percent lower).

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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
0%

National Average
$75,000

Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%

IP Network
up arrow 3%

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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