Telephone Technician Salary

Male Telephone Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $23.95 per hour in the United States. While just under one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,885 - $83,327
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$83K
MEDIAN: $49,971
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$15.37 - $32.82
(Median)
$15
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,885 - $83,327  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
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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$32,894 - $76,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.37 - $32.82  
   
Overtime
$23.09 - $47.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
   
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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$32,894 - $76,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Telephone Technician

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Telephone Technician

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


For many Telephone Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $38K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $40K. On average, Telephone Technicians make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $61K.

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Experience Affects Telephone Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$51,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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