Telecommunications Manager Salary

Telecommunications Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over three-quarters of Telecommunications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $47K to $121K per year, but expected earnings average $80K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $15K, total cash payment to Telecommunications Managers can bottom out at $47K or peak near $121K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Telecommunications Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,982 - $117,578
$48K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,855
10%
50%
90%

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$16.83 - $44.82
$17
$28
$45
MEDIAN: $28.34
10%
50%
90%

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$0$121K
Salary $47,982 - $117,578
Bonus $350.00 - $15,361
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,319
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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$46,505 - $121,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 250
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $16.83 - $44.82
Overtime $16.85 - $73.40
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $350.00 - $15,361
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,319
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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$46,505 - $121,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Telecommunications Manager

A telecommunications manager is in charge of installing, maintaining and repairing telecommunications lines and equipment relating to telephone, Internet and/or other forms of communication. These managers may work for telecommunications companies, companies requiring these services or consulting firms that provide services to various companies. The telecommunications manager monitors the performance of telecommunications equipment and software to make sure that it is functioning optimally; when there are problems, the manager must use troubleshooting skills to develop a solution in a timely manner.

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Telecommunications Manager Tasks

  • Understand the design, operation and maintenance of all telecommunications equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations imposed by government for the operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Supervise installation, construction, maintenance and operations of telecommunications system and related services.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Manager


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Advancing into a Telecommunications Director role seems to be a popular career move for Telecommunications Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $102K per year.

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Popular Skills for Telecommunications Manager


Telecommunications Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Session Initiation Protocol, VoIP, Avaya, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Wireless. The majority of those who know Telecommunications also know Microsoft Office and Avaya. Most people skilled in PBX are similarly competent in Avaya and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 147 salaries. A Telecommunications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,655

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Telecommunications Managers that is 42 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Telecommunications Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+33 percent), New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Telecommunications Manager's salary, with Jacksonville Telecommunications Managers earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Orlando and 12 percent less in Irvine, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Manager

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Telecommunications Manager Salaries

▲12%

National Average
$81,000

▼3%

▼4%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Manager Salaries

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
▲18%

VoIP
▲15%

▲12%

National Average
$81,000



▼2%


PBX
▼3%



▼6%

Microsoft Exchange
▼6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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