Telecommunications Specialist Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Telecommunications Specialists in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $83K per year, and the average comes out to $57K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Telecommunications Specialists can bottom out near $34K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Telecommunications Specialists is high. Men make up the majority of Telecommunications Specialists (69 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,219 - $82,435
(Median)
$35K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,543
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90%

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$13.90 - $36.50
(Median)
$14
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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
$35,219 - $82,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$33,893 - $83,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.90 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$17.89 - $51.61  
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 - $8,000  
   
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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$33,893 - $83,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Telecommunications Manager. The average Telecommunications Manager brings home $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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Telecommunications, Windows Operating System General Use, 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 Wireless. Those educated in PBX tend to be well versed in Wireless. Skill sets containing Telecommunications also tend to include Microsoft Office and Wireless.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Specialist

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


For Telecommunications Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Telecommunications Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $66K.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Specialist Salaries



National Average
$57,000



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
$57,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

PBX
up arrow 4%

Wireless
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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