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Telecommunication Employee - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Telecommunication Employee"

How much does a Telecommunication Employee in the federal government get paid? $100,076.64* *Based on the 2018 average.

Telecommunication Employee was the 110th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,132 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection hired the most employees titled Telecommunications, with an average salary of $91,443.

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
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 286 $91,442.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 229 $111,002.14
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 203 $68,123.57
Drug Enforcement Administration 202 $114,169.14
Federal Emergency Management Agency 168 $100,207.83
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 103 $93,306.56
Department of State 88 $106,658.15
Federal Acquisition Service 77 $115,079.61
Federal Aviation Administration 61 $120,168.48
Bureau of Land Management 60 $76,806.62
U.S. Coast Guard 52 $102,529.87
National Park Service 46 $81,618.89
Broadcasting Board of Governors 45 $125,635.44
National Protection and Programs Directorate 44 $136,097.18
Forest Service 41 $93,443.73
U.S. Secret Service 41 $108,839.37
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 36 $132,881.03
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 27 $133,987.91
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 23 $119,299.22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 19 $117,316.47
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 18 $92,486.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 18 $111,854.44
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 14 $108,667.21
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 13 $96,173.38
Veterans Health Administration 13 $94,235.00
Department of Energy 12 $95,886.50
Indian Affairs 9 $91,693.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $142,595.38
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $126,410.00
Federal Communications Commission 8 $120,925.13
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $122,033.88
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 7 $114,412.57
Agricultural Research Service 7 $95,043.86
Transportation Security Administration 7 $102,892.86
Office of Personnel Management 7 $105,515.71
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $93,854.33
Geological Survey 6 $109,628.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $147,865.20
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 5 $117,621.60
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $116,435.75
Bureau of the Census 4 $97,565.25
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $94,108.00
National Gallery of Art 4 $61,399.25
Assistant Secretary for Administration 4 $110,493.75
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 4 $112,964.75
National Institutes of Health 4 $132,900.50
Small Business Administration 4 $92,152.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $97,339.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $93,650.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $107,602.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $123,403.33
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 3 $112,610.00
Indian Health Service 3 $78,797.00
Food and Drug Administration 3 $79,443.67
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $103,639.00
International Trade Administration 2 $86,438.50
Administration for Children and Families 2 $111,605.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $155,230.50
Railroad Retirement Board 2 $90,172.50
Peace Corps 2 $107,684.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $97,527.00
Ames Research Center 2 $130,540.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $111,856.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $111,355.00
Maritime Administration 2 $95,049.50
Social Security Administration 2 $103,051.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $107,435.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $123,223.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $117,514.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $116,914.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $121,972.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $116,914.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $90,733.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $113,755.00
Office of Administration 1 $104,775.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $93,008.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $123,234.00
Langley Research Center 1 $105,839.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $145,629.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $116,914.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $123,534.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $130,892.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $136,882.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $107,435.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $137,888.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $111,345.00
Presidio Trust 1 $99,209.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $107,435.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $95,796.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $101,316.00

Telecommunication Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunication Employee is $100,076.64. The highest paid Telecommunication Employee made $241,015 in 2018.

Common Telecommunication Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,987
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 60
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 24
ZA - Administrative 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
IT - 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
Communications ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
IllustratingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equal Opportunity AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Workers' Compensation Claims ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Land Law ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Telecommunications Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Telecommunication Employee was $74,093. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,077 in 2018.

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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