Telecommunications Specialist Salary

Telecommunications Specialists in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $58K per year, but may range from $34K to $84K per year. Total cash compensation to Telecommunications Specialists bottoms out near $34K and approaches $84K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $39K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Telecommunications Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of Telecommunications Specialists are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,798 - $83,756
(Median)
$36K
$58K
$84K
MEDIAN: $57,811
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50%
90%

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$14.13 - $36.31
(Median)
$14
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,798 - $83,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,149  
Commission
$1,977  
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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$33,857 - $83,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $36.31  
   
Overtime
$20.57 - $54.84  
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 - $8,877  
   
Commission
$1,977  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $39,149  
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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$33,857 - $83,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Job Description for Telecommunications Specialist

Telecommunications specialists are responsible for troubleshooting, implementing, and providing telecommunications support on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of ensuring the correct functioning of telecommunication devices, as well as providing regular maintenance of said devices. They interact with company staff, communicating technical issues in non-technical language, and serve as administrators for telecommunication channels to minimize downtime. In addition, telecommunications specialists provide customer support for technical requests, process data to locate possible issues, and process voice mail and calling card requests. It is essential that these specialists follow strict privacy regulations when reviewing telecommunication logs and accounts.

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Telecommunications Specialist Tasks

  • Configure and optimize telephone systems and services, voicemail and PBX communication systems and other related systems.
  • Detect, comprehend and initiate fixes for network problems.
  • Design, maintain and assess current or future telecommunications systems and equipment.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Specialist


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Telecommunications Specialists who go on to become Telecommunications Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Telecommunications Managers is $74K annually. As Telecommunications Specialists progress in their field, many go on to become Senior Telecommunications Specialists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $67K per year. Another common career choice for Telecommunications Specialists is to move into a Telecommunications Analyst role. Typically, Telecommunications Analysts get paid $55K.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Specialist


Survey results show that Telecommunications Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Telecommunications, Windows Operating System General Use, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Exchange, PBX, and Microsoft Word. Most people who know Telecommunications also know Microsoft Office and Wireless. It is often found that people who know PBX are also skilled in Wireless.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Telecommunications Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. Telecommunications Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $68K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$57,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Specialist Salaries


Telecommunications
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$57,000

Wireless
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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PBX
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Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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