Telephone Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Telephone Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $24.05 per hour nationwide. While nearly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Telephone Technicians is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,685 - $83,845
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $50,346
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50%
90%

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$15.40 - $32.94
(Median)
$15
$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
$34,685 - $83,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$33,340 - $78,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $32.94  
   
Overtime
$23.16 - $47.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
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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$33,340 - $78,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $38K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $61K.

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Experience Affects Telephone Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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