$59,753
Avg. Salary
$21.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,014

Bonus

$1,952

Profit Sharing

$2,035

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Telecommunications Specialist is $21.09 per hour.

The average pay for a Telecommunications Specialist is $59,753 per year.

$14.62
10%
$21.09
50%
$36.29
90%
MEDIAN $21.09
$36k
10%
$60k
50%
$89k
90%
MEDIAN $59,753
$35,869 - $89,459
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MEDIAN: $59,753
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$14.62 - $36.29
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$0$89K
Salary $35,869 - $89,459
Bonus $0.00 - $8,851
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $16,487
Commission $2,035
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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$33,239 - $86,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 261
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $14.62 - $36.29
Overtime $22.83 - $57.08
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,851
Commission $2,035
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $16,487
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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$33,239 - $86,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 194

Job Description for Telecommunications Specialist

Telecommunications specialists are responsible for troubleshooting, implementing, and providing telecommunications support on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of ensuring the correct functioning of telecommunication devices, as well as providing regular maintenance of said devices. They interact with company staff, communicating technical issues in non-technical language, and serve as administrators for telecommunication channels to minimize downtime. In addition, telecommunications specialists provide customer support for technical requests, process data to locate possible issues, and process voice mail and calling card requests. It is essential that these specialists follow strict privacy regulations when reviewing telecommunication logs and accounts.

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Telecommunications Specialist Tasks
  • Design, maintain and assess current or future telecommunications systems and equipment.
  • Detect, comprehend and initiate fixes for network problems.
  • Configure and optimize telephone systems and services, voicemail and PBX communication systems and other related systems.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Specialist


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Telecommunications Specialists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Telecommunications Manager. The average Telecommunications Manager brings home $74K per year. Telecommunications Specialists most often move into positions as Senior Telecommunications Specialists or Telecommunications Analysts; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

Telecommunications Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Telecommunications Specialist


Telecommunications Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, PBX, and Telecommunications are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in PBX tend to be well versed in Wireless. People who know Telecommunications usually also know Microsoft Office and Wireless.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 85 salaries. A Telecommunications Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 51 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

43%

National Average: $54,173

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

Surpassing the national average by 47 percent, Telecommunications Specialists in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Telecommunications Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+42 percent) and Washington (+34 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average.

Telecommunications Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Telecommunications Specialist?

Telecommunications Specialist in Chesterfield:
"Chesterfield County VA."
Pros: Nice, clean area. Low commute times.
Cons: Slow drivers. No activities going on past 8pm.

Telecommunications Specialist in East Rutherford:
"Challenging."
My advice negotiating salary because once you start they have reasons why they can not increase your salary. We have over 200 locations and when you have phone systems down it can be challenging to get the services back up and working. First you need to trouble shoot to determine what needs to be addressed. It can be anything from the phone company needing to come and fix the lines or the phone system and or the battery backup unit. Can be challenging and rewarding when you have fixed the issues and have the site back up and working. My daily functions range all over the board. Trouble shoot phone systems and lines. Pay all Telecom and data invoices. Order cell phones and accessories. Order fax machines, wireless headsets, desk phones and accessories. Consolidate billing and analyze invoices. Order conference calling cards. Current Projects: Cutting over Traditional phone systems switching them over to Voip services.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Specialist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Telecommunications Specialist Salaries

▲40%

▲13%

National Average
$54,000

▼5%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Specialist Salaries


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲5%

PBX
▲4%



National Average
$54,000

Wireless
▼2%


Microsoft Exchange
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%