Telecommunications Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Telecommunications Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $21.41 per hour. In the world of Telecommunications Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $3K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $75K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Work is enjoyable for Telecommunications Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,876 - $74,442

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$14.00 - $32.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,876 - $74,442  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,568  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $2,936  
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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$30,807 - $74,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $32.88  
   
Overtime
$19.34 - $50.26  
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 - $3,568  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $2,936  
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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$30,807 - $74,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 590
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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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Telecommunications Technicians who go on to become Telecommunications Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Telecommunications Engineers is $73K annually. As Telecommunications Technicians progress in their field, many go on to become Telecommunications Specialists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $53K per year. Another common career choice for Telecommunications Technicians is to move into a Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer role. Typically, Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers get paid $43K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Telecommunications Technician


AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Comcast Cable, Inc., Ericsson Inc., and Verizon Wireless are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Telecommunications Technicians. With a median salary of $82K, 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 $64K and are capped at $93K.

Comcast Cable, Inc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 77 percent lower than the top payer ($46K).

Popular Skills for Telecommunications Technician


Telecommunications Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in System Repair, Nortel, Cisco Networking, and Avaya are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. Customer Service and Systems Troubleshooting, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Telecommunications also know VoIP and Fiber. Most people experienced in Troubleshooting also know Fiber and VoIP.

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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $39K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $45K. On average, Telecommunications Technicians make $53K 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 $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Telecommunications Technicians in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Telecommunications Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), and Washington (+26 percent). Telecommunications Technicians in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (20 percent lower) and Miami (16 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Telecommunications Technician Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Telecommunications Technician Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 13%

Nortel
up arrow 12%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 10%

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Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

VoIP
up arrow 1%

Fiber
0%

National Average
$50,000

Telecommunications
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Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 29%

Customer Service
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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