Telecommunications Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Telecommunications Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $21.50 per hour. Total cash compensation for Telecommunications Technicians runs from $31K to $77K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $2K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,762 - $76,225
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,811
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$14.28 - $33.71
(Median)
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,762 - $76,225  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,036  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $2,251  
Commission
$550  
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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$30,957 - $76,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $33.71  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $50.63  
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 - $4,036  
   
Commission
$550  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $2,251  
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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$30,957 - $76,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 683
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Job Description for Telecommunications Technician

A telecommunications technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, and general supervision of telecommunications lines, including telephones, voice mail systems, fax lines, security, Internet, and wireless systems.

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Telecommunications Technician Tasks

  • Maintain and repair networks by testing circuits, isolating malfunctions, and repairing equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper equipment usage to customers.
  • Establish and remove wiring, hardware, and equipment used in communication systems and networks.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Technician


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At the upper end, Telecommunications Technicians who move into a Telecommunications Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Telecommunications Engineers is a much higher $73K per year. Going from Telecommunications Technician to Telecommunications Specialist is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $53K. Many others choose to work as Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairers, where pay is typically $43K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Telecommunications Technician


Many Telecommunications Technicians can be found at AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Comcast Cable, Inc., Verizon Wireless, and Ericsson Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. With a median salary of $84K, Verizon Communications, Inc. offers Telecommunications Technicians the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $65K and are capped at $97K.

Earnings fall especially short at Comcast Cable, Inc., where the median salary of $48K is the lowest in the field, 75 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Telecommunications Technician


Telecommunications Technicians seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in System Repair, Nortel, Cisco Networking, and Electronic Equipment Installation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Customer Service and Systems Troubleshooting as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Fiber and VoIP. Those educated in Telecommunications tend to be well versed in VoIP and Fiber.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Technician

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


Telecommunications Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $39K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $46K. On average, Telecommunications Technicians make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Telecommunications Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,192

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

With a pay rate for Telecommunications Technicians that is 41 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Telecommunications Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent), Washington (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Chicago (+16 percent). Telecommunications Technicians in Orlando make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Miami and Baltimore (16 percent lower).

Telecommunications Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Telecommunications Technician?

Telecommunications Technician in Ocean Springs:
"Data Tech."
Pros: It's a fairly easy job. The work is steady and I enjoy new construction work. The upper management.
Cons: Paying for gas. My hourly wage is too low.

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Technician Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Technician Salaries

Nortel
up arrow 12%

System Repair
up arrow 12%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 10%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 9%

Avaya
up arrow 3%

Fiber
0%

National Average
$50,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

VoIP
up arrow 1%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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