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Telecommunication Employee - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Telecommunication Employee"

How much does a Telecommunication Employee in the federal government get paid? $76,324.91* *Based on the 2005 average.
2,766 EMPLOYEES
$210.58M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Telecommunication Employee was the 91st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 2,766 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency hired the most employees titled Telecommunications, with an average salary of $62,524.

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
Federal Emergency Management Agency 346 $62,524.21
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 230 $70,909.30
Federal Bureau of Investigation 225 $73,343.75
Federal Technology Service 217 $84,197.12
Internal Revenue Service 205 $67,948.84
Department of State 164 $81,461.18
Drug Enforcement Administration 157 $77,034.76
Veterans Health Administration 123 $58,145.06
Federal Aviation Administration 72 $92,643.56
Offices, Boards and Divisions 61 $95,562.54
Bureau of Land Management 57 $65,907.28
Forest Service 49 $72,021.38
Broadcasting Board of Governors 49 $96,596.73
National Institutes of Health 42 $79,483.48
Social Security Administration 40 $87,752.05
National Park Service 40 $63,941.63
U.S. Secret Service 39 $83,548.08
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 37 $90,750.50
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 36 $99,753.47
U.S. Coast Guard 36 $78,258.64
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 34 $86,566.94
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 29 $95,446.52
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 28 $78,587.96
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 27 $85,687.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 22 $74,573.86
Goddard Space Flight Center 21 $85,267.57
Department of Energy 21 $68,537.71
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 17 $101,604.06
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 16 $86,196.50
Geological Survey 15 $89,210.40
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 15 $74,184.73
Bureau of the Census 13 $77,448.92
Ous Management 13 $104,844.23
Program Support Center 13 $74,388.31
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $64,428.23
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 13 $78,224.92
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 12 $65,859.17
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 12 $106,060.75
Transportation Security Administration 10 $75,847.10
Office of Personnel Management 9 $84,065.89
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 $100,050.25
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $92,429.50
Federal Communications Commission 7 $95,155.71
Indian Health Service 7 $62,606.14
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $104,604.71
Indian Affairs 6 $71,949.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $74,716.17
Agricultural Research Service 6 $76,791.50
Agency for International Development 6 $93,427.67
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 6 $62,375.50
Financial Management Service 6 $85,419.83
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $87,732.20
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $70,022.40
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 5 $82,605.60
Veterans Benefits Administration 5 $76,377.20
Assistant Secretary for Administration 5 $72,027.20
Peace Corps 4 $58,851.75
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $85,997.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $77,625.25
Food and Drug Administration 4 $76,057.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 4 $51,570.50
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $108,992.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 3 $77,027.67
Rural Housing Service 2 $66,587.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $95,897.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $82,262.50
Presidio Trust 2 $126,875.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 2 $93,093.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $91,602.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $74,971.50
Administration for Children and Families 2 $82,302.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $77,906.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $90,724.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $56,771.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $90,129.50
Maritime Administration 2 $71,133.50
U.S. Mint 2 $67,866.00
Departmental Offices 2 $80,046.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $42,959.50
Office of Administration 2 $98,679.00
Ames Research Center 1 $109,142.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $87,994.00
Economics and Statistics Administration 1 $89,736.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $50,731.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $57,715.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $127,254.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $93,856.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $75,460.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $93,206.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $52,213.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $79,652.00
Small Business Administration 1 $97,213.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $97,213.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $97,206.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $103,947.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $93,521.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $77,274.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $92,228.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $107,413.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $84,751.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $108,442.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $106,044.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $74,782.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $71,269.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $75,469.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $106,044.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $111,936.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $92,228.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $100,152.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $67,077.00

Telecommunication Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunication Employee is $76,324.91. The highest paid Telecommunication Employee made $152,592 in 2005.

Common Telecommunication Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,520
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 54
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 39
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 33
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 29
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 18
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 15
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 12
ZA - Administrative 10
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 10
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP

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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Telecommunication Employee was $74,093. Since then, the average pay has increased to $95,354 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0391.

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