$54,107
Avg. Salary
$21.61
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,900

Profit Sharing

$814

Commission

$500

The average pay for a Telecommunications Technician is $21.61 per hour.

The average pay for a Telecommunications Technician is $54,107 per year.

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MEDIAN $22
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MEDIAN $54,107
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$14.59 - $33.35
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$0$80K
Salary $35,737 - $80,274
Bonus $298 - $6,777
Profit Sharing $814
Commission $500
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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$31,688 - $77,099
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 374
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.59 - $33.35
Hourly Tips $0.60
Overtime $20.57 - $51.56
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $298 - $6,777
Commission $500
Profit Sharing $814
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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$31,688 - $77,099
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,112

Job Description for Telecommunications Technician

A telecommunications technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, and general supervision of telecommunications lines, including telephones, voice mail systems, fax lines, security, Internet, and wireless systems.

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Telecommunications Technician Tasks

  • Establish and remove wiring, hardware, and equipment used in communication systems and networks.
  • Demonstrate proper equipment usage to customers.
  • Maintain and repair networks by testing circuits, isolating malfunctions, and repairing equipment.

Popular Employer Salaries for Telecommunications Technician


AT&T Inc., Comcast Cable, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Verizon Wireless, and CenturyLink are top-notch employers for Telecommunications Technicians in this area. Verizon Communications, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $86K.

Common Career Paths for Telecommunications Technician


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Telecommunications Technicians who go on to become Telecommunications Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Telecommunications Engineers is $73K annually. The most common promotion for Telecommunications Technicians is Telecommunications Specialist, a position that typically pays $53K annually. Another standard transition for Telecommunications Technicians seeking advancement is to assume a Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer role, where pay is often $43K.

Telecommunications Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Telecommunications Technician


Telecommunications Technicians seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting, System Repair, and Nortel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. NEC and Cisco Networking also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Telecommunications are also skilled in Fiber and VoIP.

Pay by Experience Level for Telecommunications Technician

Pay by Experience for a Telecommunications Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Telecommunications Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 310 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telecommunications Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Telecommunications Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 318 salaries. A Telecommunications 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 182 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,017

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

For Telecommunications Technicians, location is an influential factor in determining pay. American cities to the east — New York, Washington, and Philadelphia — all offer salaries upward of the national average; in fact, these names represent the highest-paid cities for Telecommunications Technicians in the country. Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Sacramento and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Telecommunications Technician Advice

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

Telecommunications Technician in Alma:
"Dinosaurs."
It's on it's way out this technology has run its course landline phones are obsolete. I.T. And computer networking are the future telecommunications does not exist anymore if your not knowledgeable about the ip world you've already lost the battle. Learn everything you can about fiber optics and the rest you will have to learn in the field because no matter what some instructor tells you, you will not come out of that class ready for a job because every company you work for will be doing there own thing and the only thing that you learned in school that will help you are the basic skills like color codes, nec specs, and industry standards.

Telecommunications Technician in Los Angeles:
"Knowledge."
Learn all aspects of this field as it changes rapidly.

Telecommunications Technician in Ocean Springs:
"Data Tech."
Pros: It's a fairly easy job. The work is steady and I enjoy new construction work. The upper management.
Cons: Paying for gas. My hourly wage is too low.

Telecommunications Technician in Dallas:
"Make sure you know what you are doing."
Work hard and don't be afraid to get dirty.

Telecommunications Technician in Dallas:
"Knowledge Is Power."
Take every class your company will pay for and keep great notes. You never know when you'll need this information.

Telecommunications Technician in Virginia Beach:
"Telecom Knows."
Learn about the old and new equipment within the facilities and how they work. Try to get training if offered on all aspects of the telecom industry and get certified. Definitely know your color code. It can get stressful at times a specially when jobs are close to their duties date or you don't have the right piece parts to complete the jobs but try and remain calm and remember you can only do but so much in a days time with the resources and/or time given.

Telecommunications Technician in Fresno:
"Always strive to be happy."
Get all the education you can in this field.

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Key Stats for Telecommunications Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Telecommunications Technician Salaries

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$50,000

▼7%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Telecommunications Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲34%

System Repair
▲13%

Nortel
▲12%

▲6%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▲5%


National Average
$50,000

Troubleshooting
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

Cisco Networking
▼4%

NEC
▼5%

Customer Service
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%