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Telecommunication Employee - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Telecommunication Employee"

How much does a Telecommunication Employee in the federal government get paid? $113,143.03* *Based on the 2022 average.

Telecommunication Employee was the 110th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 2,002 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Federal Emergency Management Agency hired the most employees titled Telecommunications, with an average salary of $101,436.

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.

Agencies that have hired a Telecommunication Employee

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Emergency Management Agency 258 $101,436.18
Customs and Border Protection 252 $125,768.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 244 $127,445.08
Federal Bureau of Investigation 205 $123,045.25
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 142 $77,322.47
Department of State 99 $118,240.92
Bureau of Land Management 65 $83,587.12
Federal Aviation Administration 63 $138,052.87
U.S. Coast Guard 58 $112,227.64
Federal Acquisition Service 52 $131,277.27
U.S. Secret Service 50 $120,226.87
National Park Service 44 $93,140.84
National Protection and Programs Directorate 43 $149,143.33
Forest Service 39 $101,053.28
Broadcasting Board of Governors 39 $137,747.26
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 38 $146,623.39
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 25 $144,434.22
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 25 $104,502.92
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 22 $131,525.18
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $117,839.94
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 14 $133,773.29
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 14 $107,106.07
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14 $142,619.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $107,299.31
Veterans Health Administration 11 $85,835.36
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 10 $147,797.38
Offices, Boards and Divisions 10 $132,435.10
Federal Communications Commission 8 $150,225.75
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 7 $100,921.29
Indian Affairs 6 $118,345.50
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $106,775.00
Small Business Administration 5 $102,081.40
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $136,061.60
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 $192,390.25
Geological Survey 4 $115,849.25
Transportation Security Administration 4 $127,794.25
Office of Personnel Management 4 $125,355.00
National Gallery of Art 4 $73,269.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 4 $144,253.75
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $101,069.00
Indian Health Service 3 $90,032.67
Department of Energy 3 $143,392.50
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $130,727.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 3 $131,762.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $122,162.00
Bureau of the Census 3 $101,412.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $94,055.00
Agricultural Research Service 3 $112,729.33
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 3 $125,161.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 3 $127,241.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $122,252.33
Social Security Administration 2 $120,707.00
Maritime Administration 2 $107,109.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $177,051.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $138,856.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $109,982.00
Ames Research Center 2 $146,645.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $120,707.00
International Trade Administration 2 $103,310.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 1 $110,798.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $138,856.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $130,441.00
Departmental Offices 1 $143,064.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $164,102.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $116,788.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $124,626.00
Langley Research Center 1 $117,373.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $138,868.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $176,300.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $95,824.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $128,187.00
Office of Mission Assurance 1 $128,187.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $186,401.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $127,408.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $140,368.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $135,308.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $80,463.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $138,868.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $128,187.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $138,856.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $121,065.00
Office of Administration 1 $124,626.00

Telecommunication Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunication Employee is $113,143.03. The highest paid Telecommunication Employee made $253,724 in 2022.

Common Telecommunication Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,787
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 69
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 62
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 35
ZA - Administrative 12
IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief 10
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 4
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 4
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
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: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Telecommunication Employee was $74,093. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,143 in 2022.

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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