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Telecommunication Employee - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Telecommunication Employee"

How much does a Telecommunication Employee in the federal government get paid? $95,354.23* *Based on the 2017 average.

Telecommunication Employee was the 111th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,081 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection hired the most employees titled Telecommunications, with an average salary of $91,565.

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 285 $91,564.73
Federal Bureau of Investigation 229 $63,540.67
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 203 $68,123.57
Drug Enforcement Administration 200 $95,307.90
Federal Emergency Management Agency 169 $100,139.88
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 103 $93,205.80
Department of State 88 $106,716.78
Federal Acquisition Service 76 $114,851.83
Bureau of Land Management 62 $77,093.05
Federal Aviation Administration 61 $120,168.48
National Protection and Programs Directorate 46 $135,361.76
National Park Service 46 $81,403.72
Broadcasting Board of Governors 45 $125,415.71
U.S. Secret Service 40 $103,053.67
Forest Service 40 $93,521.55
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 35 $133,115.17
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 28 $95,492.88
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 23 $119,161.87
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 19 $117,316.47
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 18 $92,319.83
Offices, Boards and Divisions 18 $111,706.78
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 14 $107,551.79
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 13 $96,173.38
Veterans Health Administration 13 $94,235.00
Department of Energy 12 $101,462.17
Indian Affairs 9 $91,114.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $120,633.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $142,538.00
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $126,410.00
Federal Communications Commission 8 $120,280.25
Office of Personnel Management 7 $105,515.71
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 7 $114,412.57
Agricultural Research Service 7 $95,043.86
Transportation Security Administration 7 $102,838.14
Geological Survey 6 $109,628.00
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $93,854.33
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 5 $117,621.60
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $145,809.20
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $115,335.75
Small Business Administration 4 $91,362.25
National Gallery of Art 4 $61,399.25
Assistant Secretary for Administration 4 $110,493.75
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 4 $112,964.75
National Institutes of Health 4 $132,900.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $92,983.00
Bureau of the Census 4 $97,565.25
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 3 $112,610.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $123,403.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $97,339.67
Indian Health Service 3 $78,128.00
Food and Drug Administration 3 $79,443.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $93,650.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $107,602.00
International Trade Administration 2 $86,364.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $111,355.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $103,639.00
Administration for Children and Families 2 $111,605.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $111,856.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $97,527.00
Ames Research Center 2 $130,540.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $107,435.00
Peace Corps 2 $119,224.00
Railroad Retirement Board 2 $90,172.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $155,230.50
Social Security Administration 2 $101,471.50
Maritime Administration 2 $95,049.50
Langley Research Center 1 $105,839.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $107,435.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $117,514.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $130,892.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $121,972.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $90,733.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $84,197.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $116,914.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $113,755.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $123,534.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $116,914.00
Office of Administration 1 $101,616.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $116,914.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $93,008.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $101,316.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $145,629.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $95,796.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $123,223.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $107,435.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $136,882.00
Presidio Trust 1 $99,209.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $103,998.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $111,345.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $123,234.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $137,888.00

Telecommunication Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Telecommunication Employee is $95,354.23. The highest paid Telecommunication Employee made $241,015 in 2017.

Common Telecommunication Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Telecommunications Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,938
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 60
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 22
ZA - Administrative 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
IT - 6
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 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

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

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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