Telecommunications Specialist Salary

With one-half of Telecommunications Specialists in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $86K per year and averages out to $59K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Telecommunications Specialists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Telecommunications Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,071 - $88,643
$36K
$59K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,447
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$14.79 - $33.17
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$33
MEDIAN: $19.85
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$0$88K
Salary $36,071 - $88,643
Bonus $0.00 - $6,183
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $6,000
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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$33,052 - $85,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 147
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $14.79 - $33.17
Overtime $23.50 - $57.71
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,183
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$33,052 - $85,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107

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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

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

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. Telecommunications Specialists most often move into positions as Senior Telecommunications Specialists or Telecommunications Analysts; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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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, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, PBX, and Telecommunications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in PBX tend to be well versed in Wireless. People who know Telecommunications usually also know Microsoft Office and Wireless.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 85 salaries. A Telecommunications Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 51 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,618

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

Surpassing the national average by 47 percent, Telecommunications Specialists in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Telecommunications Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+42 percent) and Washington (+34 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Specialist

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

▲44%

▲16%

National Average
$53,000

▼3%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Specialist Salaries


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲9%

PBX
▲7%



Wireless
▲1%

National Average
$53,000


Microsoft Exchange
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%
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