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How Much Does a Telecommunication Engineer Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$76,000
$58,000
$76,000
$99,000
The average telecommunication engineer makes about $76,524 per year. That's $36.79 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $58,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $99,000. Many of telecommunication engineers seem to be drawn to technology and telecommunication companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case telecommunication engineers tend to work at technology, media, and utilities companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Rhode Island, Massachusetts and California pay telecommunication engineers the highest salaries.
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Where Telecommunication Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where telecommunication engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Telecommunication Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for telecommunication engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Kentucky, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
City
Average Salary

Cupertino, CA

Salary Range72k - 107k$88k$88,335

Belmont, MA

Salary Range72k - 99k$85k$84,907

Bellevue, WA

Salary Range68k - 98k$82k$82,234

Frederick, MD

Salary Range67k - 97k$81k$81,199

San Antonio, TX

Salary Range66k - 96k$80k$80,003

Reston, VA

Salary Range65k - 95k$79k$79,181

Paramus, NJ

Salary Range63k - 91k$76k$75,951

Oklahoma City, OK

Salary Range58k - 83k$70k$70,026

Mobile, AL

Salary Range57k - 84k$70k$69,744

Englewood, CO

Salary Range55k - 78k$66k$65,626
$46k
$107k

High Paying Telecommunication Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Telecommunication Engineers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a telecommunication engineer, being employed by a company such as Apple or 3CLogic would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like NICE and NV Energy also report highly competitive salaries for telecommunication engineers.
Company
Average Salary
Apple
Salary Range119k - 145k$132k$131,534
3CLogic
Salary Range92k - 112k$102k$101,946
NICE
Salary Range89k - 109k$99k$99,244
NV Energy
Salary Range88k - 101k$95k$94,703
Burns & McDonnell
Salary Range75k - 98k$86k$86,291
AVANGRID
Salary Range73k - 86k$80k$80,029
Genesys
Salary Range70k - 90k$80k$79,770
FutureWei Technologies
Salary Range73k - 86k$79k$79,385
Radiance Technologies
Salary Range70k - 84k$78k$77,653
Cyient
Salary Range67k - 86k$77k$76,703
$65k
$145k

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    How Much Do Telecommunication Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    Telecommunication engineer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, media, and utilities companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a telecommunication engineer can make a yearly salary of $84,036 while working for technology companies. All the while, other telecommunication engineers are making $76,401 at media companies and $76,211 at utilities companies. One industry telecommunication engineers may want to avoid is the finance industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $64,771.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range73k - 95k$84k$84,036

    Media

    Salary Range69k - 84k$76k$76,401

    Utilities

    Salary Range66k - 87k$76k$76,211

    Energy

    Salary Range68k - 82k$75k$75,221

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range66k - 82k$74k$74,035

    Health Care

    Salary Range61k - 77k$69k$68,720

    Finance

    Salary Range57k - 73k$65k$64,771
    $57k
    $95k

    How Experience Affects Telecommunication Engineer Salaries

    The salary for a telecommunication engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Telecommunications Engineer
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    Tacoma, WA
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    Telecommunications Engineer
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    Kearney, NE
    Kearney, NE
    08/19/2020
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    $45,800
    $45,800
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    Telecommunications Engineer
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    Kearney, NE
    Kearney, NE
    06/30/2020
    06/30/2020
    $45,800
    $45,800
    06/30/2020
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    Omaha, NE
    Omaha, NE
    06/30/2020
    06/30/2020
    $45,800
    $45,800
    06/30/2020
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    Lincoln, NE
    Lincoln, NE
    05/31/2020
    05/31/2020
    $45,800
    $45,800
    05/31/2020
    Video Telecommunications Engineer
    Video Telecommunications Engineer
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    04/16/2020
    04/16/2020
    $75,000
    $75,000
    04/16/2020
    Telecommunications Engineer
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    Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    03/18/2020
    03/18/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    03/18/2020
    Telecommunications Engineer III
    Telecommunications Engineer III
    Reno, NV
    Reno, NV
    03/08/2020
    03/08/2020
    $93,000
    $93,000
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