Telecom Jobs See 2008 Comp Hikes

November 10, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Several positions in the telecommunications industry saw sizeable increases in compensation during 2008, according to Mercer's survey data.

class=”NormalIndent2″> Median total cash compensation, which includes base pay and annual bonus, for the position of top network engineering executive is $250,200 up from $225,000 in 2007. Additionally, the position of engineering director rose from $162,200 in 2007 to $175,300 in 2008.

Mercer’s 2008 US Telecommunications Compensation Survey includes compensation information from 82 organizations. The pay data cover employees in 141 positions, ranging from executive and sales to operations and network support.

The poll can be purchased from Mercer online at www.imercer.com or by calling 800 333 3070.

class="NormalIndent2" align="center"> Position

align="center"> 2008 Median Total Cash Compensation

align="center"> 2007 Median Total Cash Compensation

class="NormalIndent2"> Senior sales manager

align="center"> $162,500

align="center"> $130,000

class="NormalIndent2"> Senior installation and maintenance supervisor

align="center"> $137,300

align="center"> $123,800

class="NormalIndent2"> Telesales manager

align="center"> $80,400

align="center"> $61,500

class="NormalIndent2"> Senior installation and maintenance technician

align="center"> $49,200

align="center"> $48,000

class="NormalIndent2"> Senior customer service representative

align="center"> $36,400

align="center"> $35,000

Source: Mercer

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