Telephone Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Telephone Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $23.16 per hour. Job satisfaction for Telephone Technicians is high. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,118 - $79,162
$28K
$68K
$79K
MEDIAN: $68,261
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90%

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$14.73 - $33.30
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$23
$33
MEDIAN: $23.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,118 - $79,162  
   
Bonus
$3,875  
Total Pay (?
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$31,554 - $76,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $33.30  
   
Overtime
$21.54 - $51.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,875  
   
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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$31,554 - $76,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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

  • 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.


Telephone Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $59K on average.

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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
10%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%
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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
10%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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