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Telecommunications Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Telecommunications Mechanic"

How much does a Telecommunications Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $62,724.00* *Based on the 2021 average.

Telecommunications Mechanic was the 488th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 15 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Telecommunications Mechanic, with an average salary of $62,724.

Government Telecommunications Mechanic jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Telecommunications Mechanic job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-11. 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 standard is for grading nonsupervisory jobs involved in installing, modifying, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining voice and nonvoice communication systems including central office, private branch automatic exchanges (PBAXs), local area network systems, telephone sets, wire carrier equipment, communication cable, alarm systems, intercom and public address systems, and teletype equipment. The work requires knowledge of telephone and data circuitry equipment and installation procedures; knowledge of basic electrical and electronic principles as they pertain to voice and nonvoice transmissions; the ability to understand and follow such technical guidance as circuit descriptions, schematics, and layout sheets; and the ability to locate and repair trouble within the telecommunications system.

Agencies that have hired a Telecommunications Mechanic

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 15 $62,724.00

Telecommunications Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunications Mechanic is $62,724.00. The highest paid Telecommunications Mechanic made $72,021 in 2021.

Common Telecommunications Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 15

Starting Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $12.06 to $34.60 / hour at paygrade FWS-11

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Telecommunications Mechanic jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Production Machinery MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
Bearing ReconditioningFWS-5FWS-8
Electrical Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-10
Offset PlatemakingFWS-5FWS-8

Average Telecommunications Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Telecommunications Mechanic was $48,603. Since then, the average pay has increased to $62,724 in 2021.

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 2502.

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