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Telecommunications Network Engineer Salary

Median pay for Telecommunications Network Engineers in the United States is around $73K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $47K, and the higher rates verge on $105K per year. Overall cash earnings for Telecommunications Network Engineers stretch from $47K on the lower end to $105K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Telecommunications Network Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,226 - $100,581
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,317
10%
50%
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$15.58 - $44.42
(Median)
$16
$26
$44
MEDIAN: $26.00
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
$49,226 - $100,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $6,082  
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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$47,307 - $105,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 505
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $44.42  
   
Overtime
$18.68 - $63.67  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
   
Profit Sharing
$345.21 - $6,082  
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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$47,307 - $105,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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 sometimes move into a Telecommunications Manager role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Network Engineer


Telecommunications Network Engineers report using a deep pool of 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 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Telecommunications Network Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $62K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $71K. Telecommunications Network Engineers bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Telecommunications Network Engineers, 15 percent higher than the national average. Telecommunications Network Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent) and New York (+14 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Network Engineer Salaries

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Project Management
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Cisco Networking
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IP Network
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National Average
$72,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 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%
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