Telecommunications Specialist Salary

Median pay for Telecommunications Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,192 - $86,726
$36K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,097
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$14.32 - $34.22
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MEDIAN: $20.17
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,192 - $86,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$2,035  
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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$32,601 - $84,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $34.22  
   
Overtime
$24.07 - $56.78  
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 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$2,035  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$32,601 - $84,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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 who transition into a Telecommunications Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. It is quite typical for Telecommunications Specialists to transition into roles as Senior Telecommunications Specialists or Telecommunications Analysts, where reported median earnings are $14K and $2K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Specialist


Telecommunications Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know PBX also know Wireless. Those who learned Telecommunications also tend to 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Telecommunications Specialists. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $44K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Telecommunications Specialists make a median salary of $61K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,068

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

With a pay rate for Telecommunications Specialists that is 46 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Telecommunications Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+40 percent) and Washington (+33 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Specialist

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

▲43%

▲15%

National Average
$53,000

▼3%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Specialist Salaries


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲8%

PBX
▲6%



Wireless
▼0%

National Average
$53,000


Microsoft Exchange
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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