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Telecommunication Employee - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Telecommunication Employee"

How much does a Telecommunication Employee in the federal government get paid? $111,881.24* *Based on the 2020 average.

Telecommunication Employee was the 113th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,958 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Customs and Border Protection hired the most employees titled Telecommunications, with an average salary of $121,928.

Government Telecommunications jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Telecommunications job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions that involve 1) technical and analytical work pertaining to the planning, development, acquisition, testing, integration, installation, utilization, or modification of telecommunications systems, facilities, services, and procedures; 2) managerial and staff work in the planning, implementation, or program management of telecommunications programs, systems, and services or, 3) line supervision over communications operations, when such work includes responsibility for management functions such as planning, recommending changes and determining organizational structure, staffing, training, and budgetary requirements.

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Telecommunication Employee

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Customs and Border Protection 282 $121,927.89
Federal Emergency Management Agency 264 $96,905.30
Drug Enforcement Administration 231 $119,595.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 214 $120,923.22
Department of State 96 $113,828.57
Federal Acquisition Service 61 $127,807.44
Bureau of Land Management 59 $83,194.02
Federal Aviation Administration 59 $133,338.42
U.S. Coast Guard 51 $109,224.63
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 49 $107,367.98
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 48 $71,562.46
National Park Service 45 $88,486.71
U.S. Secret Service 44 $117,957.14
National Protection and Programs Directorate 43 $144,624.02
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 39 $143,457.44
Forest Service 38 $99,944.16
Broadcasting Board of Governors 37 $131,794.38
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 27 $138,429.80
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 22 $127,426.18
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $112,566.35
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $138,750.85
Veterans Health Administration 13 $77,947.46
Offices, Boards and Divisions 12 $121,848.75
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 12 $102,478.08
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 10 $100,293.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 $108,132.70
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 9 $138,608.89
Federal Communications Commission 8 $135,198.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 8 $140,956.57
Indian Affairs 7 $111,304.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $109,514.40
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $174,930.20
Transportation Security Administration 5 $127,133.00
Small Business Administration 5 $95,176.20
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $143,498.60
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 5 $122,758.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 4 $128,638.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 4 $135,670.50
Department of Energy 4 $117,490.33
Office of Personnel Management 4 $120,743.50
Geological Survey 4 $110,729.00
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $110,705.25
National Gallery of Art 4 $69,696.25
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $119,775.33
Citizenship and Immigration Services 3 $124,608.33
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $123,198.00
Indian Health Service 3 $86,231.33
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $106,885.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $130,964.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $107,576.00
Bureau of the Census 3 $97,183.33
Agricultural Research Service 3 $107,700.33
Social Security Administration 2 $114,296.50
Maritime Administration 2 $102,939.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $174,006.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $105,990.50
International Trade Administration 2 $99,287.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 2 $119,974.00
Ames Research Center 2 $141,554.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $116,007.50
Administration for Children and Families 2 $120,487.00
National Institutes of Health 2 $152,132.50
Office of Mission Assurance 2 $136,409.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $131,425.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $129,404.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $123,198.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $125,360.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $116,353.00
Office of Administration 1 $116,353.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $126,620.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $151,061.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $89,213.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $123,198.00
Langley Research Center 1 $110,008.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $77,678.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $133,465.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $181,500.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $116,353.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $133,465.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $130,043.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $157,709.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $130,043.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $145,578.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $112,240.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $119,775.00

Telecommunication Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunication Employee is $111,881.24. The highest paid Telecommunication Employee made $232,286 in 2020.

Common Telecommunication Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,740
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 69
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 58
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 38
ZA - Administrative 13
IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief 9
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 5
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 5
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 2
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Telecommunications jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Miscellaneous Administration and ProgramAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Technical Writing and EditingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Government InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Legal AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General Legal and Kindred AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Telecommunications Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Telecommunication Employee was $74,093. Since then, the average pay has increased to $111,881 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0391.

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