Telephone Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Telephone Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.38 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,989 - $82,864
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$83K
MEDIAN: $49,632
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90%

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$15.83 - $32.86
(Median)
$16
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,989 - $82,864  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
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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$34,107 - $76,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.83 - $32.86  
   
Overtime
$24.75 - $46.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
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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$34,107 - $76,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $40K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $40K. For Telephone Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Telephone Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$51,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%