Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Wireless RF Network Engineers earn an average of $74K per year. In the world of Wireless RF Network Engineers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $121K at the top; this can include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wireless RF Network Engineers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,477 - $120,162
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,789
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$16.00 - $35.89
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$16
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,477 - $120,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,913  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $3,973  
Commission
$14,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,543 - $120,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $35.89  
   
Overtime
$21.93 - $54.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,913  
   
Commission
$14,500  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $3,973  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,543 - $120,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Network Engineer, Wireless RF

A Wireless RF network engineer is responsible for monitoring the network, implementing routing protocols and network features, troubleshooting network and application issues, and assisting with network projects. Duties include monitoring network performance using documented standards, as well as installing new hardware, systems, and software for networks. These network engineers also maintain network management, connectivity, and services, as well as troubleshoot network issues and operational problems. Network engineers must develop a plan for application recovery and make use of standard operating procedures in case of hardware or software failure. A log is kept for any incident that happens with the network and reviewed for troubleshooting recurrent problems.

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Network Engineer, Wireless RF Tasks

  • Design and validate RF link performance, quality and reliability.
  • Design and create wireless link information.

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Popular Skills for Network Engineer, Wireless RF


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Access, Cisco Networking, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Wireless and Wireless Data Communications. For most people, competency in Cisco Networking indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Engineer, Wireless RF

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Wireless RF Network Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $58K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $70K. Wireless RF Network Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $84K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $104K.

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Experience Affects Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%



National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$69,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Wireless Data Communications
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Wireless
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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