Telecommunications Specialist Salary

Telecommunications Specialists who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below three-fifths of Telecommunications Specialists. Pay fluctuates from $34K to $83K per year, but expected earnings average $56K annually. In the world of Telecommunications Specialists, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $83K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Telecommunications Specialists is high. Men account for the majority of Telecommunications Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,309 - $82,636
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,159
10%
50%
90%

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$14.36 - $36.54
(Median)
$14
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,309 - $82,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$34,105 - $83,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $36.54  
   
Overtime
$19.86 - $51.71  
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 - $8,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$34,105 - $83,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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 transition into a Telecommunications Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. 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


Telecommunications Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Windows Operating System General Use, Telecommunications, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Exchange, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and PBX. Those educated in PBX tend to be well versed in Wireless. The majority of those who know Telecommunications also know Microsoft Office and Wireless.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Specialist

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


Telecommunications Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Telecommunications Specialists 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 $66K on average.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$56,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
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Telecommunications
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$56,000

Wireless
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

PBX
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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