Men represent the vast majority of Telephone Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.92 per hour nationwide. For the most part, Telephone Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,273 - $76,740
(Median)
$20K
$63K
$77K
MEDIAN: $62,510
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90%

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$14.55 - $31.76
(Median)
$15
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,273 - $76,740  
   
Bonus
$750  
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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$30,877 - $73,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $31.76  
   
Overtime
$21.42 - $51.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$30,877 - $73,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Telephone Technician

Telephone technicians are responsible for troubleshooting a variety of problems with telephones and restoring them to working condition. These technicians may work independently or in teams depending on the employer, and they must have in-depth knowledge of telephone systems and communications in general and stay up-to-date with all relevant technology as it improves over time.

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Telephone Technician Tasks

  • Program and install telephone systems across a large customer base.
  • Identify hardware or software problems and coordinate with vendors to find replacements if necessary.
  • Respond to in-field call outs and troubleshoot issues.

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Pay by Experience Level for Telephone Technician

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


Telephone Technicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. On average, Telephone Technicians make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Telephone Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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