Telephone Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Telephone Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $23.41 per hour. Most Telephone Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,383 - $78,850
$28K
$69K
$79K
MEDIAN: $68,724
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$14.83 - $32.11
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$23
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MEDIAN: $23.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,383 - $78,850  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$32,109 - $75,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $32.11  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $50.83  
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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$32,109 - $75,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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

Pay by Experience for a Telephone Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Telephone Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telephone Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Telephone Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 33 salaries. A Telephone Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 39 salaries.

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Key Stats for Telephone Technician

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Telephone Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Skills That Affect Telephone Technician Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Fiber
▼11%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 15%
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