Telecommunication Employee - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Telecommunication Employee"

How much does a Telecommunication Employee in the federal government get paid? $94,495.71* *Based on the 2015 average.
2,196 EMPLOYEES
$207.32M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Telecommunication Employee was the 102nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 2,196 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection hired the most employees titled Telecommunications, with an average salary of $88,278.

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 293 $88,277.98
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 274 $65,629.79
Federal Bureau of Investigation 228 $96,496.20
Drug Enforcement Administration 196 $101,772.29
Federal Emergency Management Agency 168 $96,002.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 131 $85,073.06
Federal Acquisition Service 99 $109,722.67
Bureau of Land Management 57 $74,598.42
Federal Aviation Administration 54 $118,883.07
U.S. Coast Guard 49 $100,740.20
Broadcasting Board of Governors 46 $118,240.09
Forest Service 44 $87,643.09
National Protection and Programs Directorate 43 $127,474.74
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 41 $117,798.78
National Park Service 36 $81,746.08
National Institutes of Health 36 $108,643.31
U.S. Secret Service 35 $111,732.94
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 29 $118,329.90
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 22 $108,630.82
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 20 $106,817.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 20 $109,502.35
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 18 $88,093.22
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 16 $92,426.13
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 14 $101,035.71
Department of Energy 11 $91,115.91
Veterans Health Administration 11 $93,870.73
Federal Communications Commission 9 $106,476.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $112,334.63
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 8 $107,951.75
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $120,330.63
Transportation Security Administration 7 $86,897.29
Office of Personnel Management 7 $99,808.00
Agricultural Research Service 7 $85,689.86
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $92,142.57
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 7 $74,136.29
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 $134,424.33
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 6 $109,926.33
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $101,176.00
Geological Survey 5 $115,631.00
Bureau of the Census 5 $91,469.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $106,222.20
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $87,381.40
Food and Drug Administration 4 $91,283.75
Indian Health Service 4 $70,933.25
Assistant Secretary for Administration 4 $95,714.50
Indian Affairs 4 $74,712.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 4 $157,311.75
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $91,107.33
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 3 $104,935.33
Goddard Space Flight Center 3 $106,202.67
Peace Corps 3 $109,467.33
National Gallery of Art 3 $82,129.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $83,646.67
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $106,968.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $140,564.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $90,195.00
Social Security Administration 2 $94,203.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $115,548.00
Maritime Administration 2 $91,068.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $114,499.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $103,410.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $105,875.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $109,336.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $97,244.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $105,895.50
Ames Research Center 2 $125,480.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $99,905.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $102,932.50
Small Business Administration 2 $85,116.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $79,554.00
Presidio Trust 1 $95,732.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $151,496.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $140,023.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $115,041.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $135,945.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $118,069.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $114,480.00
Langley Research Center 1 $101,161.00
International Trade Administration 1 $84,017.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $81,894.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $118,069.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $86,564.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $68,950.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $105,960.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $108,987.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $89,110.00
Office of Administration 1 $92,323.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $108,987.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $121,635.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $89,610.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $90,823.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $115,041.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $76,378.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $99,905.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $108,987.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $99,905.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $129,085.00

Telecommunication Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunication Employee is $94,495.71. The highest paid Telecommunication Employee made $220,904 in 2015.

Common Telecommunication Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,063
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 53
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 27
ZA - Administrative 14
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 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 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

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The series code of this occupation is 0391.

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