Telecommunication Employee - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Telecommunication Employee"

How much does a Telecommunication Employee in the federal government get paid? $96,762.54* *Based on the 2016 average.
2,208 EMPLOYEES
$213.46M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Telecommunication Employee was the 104th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,208 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection hired the most employees titled Telecommunications, with an average salary of $89,653.

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 284 $89,652.64
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 256 $66,879.58
Federal Bureau of Investigation 234 $97,835.15
Drug Enforcement Administration 198 $104,160.16
Federal Emergency Management Agency 159 $98,366.57
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 121 $89,086.47
Department of State 110 $101,703.71
Federal Acquisition Service 90 $110,660.27
Federal Aviation Administration 62 $119,335.56
Bureau of Land Management 60 $74,959.18
Broadcasting Board of Governors 49 $120,558.86
National Protection and Programs Directorate 46 $130,886.11
National Park Service 43 $81,174.42
Forest Service 41 $90,770.44
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 39 $126,848.74
U.S. Secret Service 34 $112,084.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 29 $120,878.38
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 24 $111,531.54
National Institutes of Health 22 $110,219.41
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $113,072.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 18 $90,992.44
Offices, Boards and Divisions 18 $108,805.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 16 $91,860.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 13 $105,177.46
Department of Energy 12 $98,868.75
Veterans Health Administration 11 $91,905.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 9 $111,755.11
Federal Communications Commission 9 $111,260.56
Indian Affairs 8 $83,614.25
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $123,749.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $141,138.43
Office of Personnel Management 7 $101,591.29
Agricultural Research Service 7 $89,776.57
Transportation Security Administration 7 $94,896.71
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 $134,778.83
Geological Survey 6 $106,510.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $96,827.50
National Gallery of Art 5 $70,780.00
Small Business Administration 5 $84,509.60
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 5 $107,988.80
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $109,448.80
Bureau of the Census 5 $92,754.20
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 5 $112,737.40
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $98,616.80
Food and Drug Administration 4 $94,156.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $92,211.00
Indian Health Service 4 $72,899.75
Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $97,668.33
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 3 $109,392.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $93,082.67
Peace Corps 3 $111,863.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $92,166.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 3 $107,538.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $87,880.67
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $110,578.00
Ames Research Center 2 $128,571.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $145,903.00
Railroad Retirement Board 2 $86,987.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $105,969.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $107,219.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $92,275.00
International Trade Administration 2 $76,235.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $105,969.00
Maritime Administration 2 $92,390.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $102,897.00
Social Security Administration 2 $95,993.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $107,437.50
Federal Transit Administration 1 $116,722.00
Langley Research Center 1 $105,650.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $85,267.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $116,722.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $110,578.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $110,578.00
Presidio Trust 1 $97,168.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $90,404.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $78,990.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $114,000.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $95,417.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $119,794.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $119,776.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $119,794.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $108,344.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $127,036.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $135,006.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $90,404.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $82,848.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $141,555.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $110,578.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $141,555.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $116,722.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $131,521.00
Office of Administration 1 $96,467.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $104,433.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $104,433.00

Telecommunication Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunication Employee is $96,762.54. The highest paid Telecommunication Employee made $231,656 in 2016.

Common Telecommunication Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,067
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 61
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 19
ZA - Administrative 14
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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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