Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salary
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.Read More...
Required skills for Wireless RF network engineers include basic experience supporting and troubleshooting LAN and WAN network topologies; basic understanding of how Cisco routers and switches are configured; knowledge of Cisco Wireless infrastructure; knowledge of LAN/WAN connectivity and cabling standards, and DNS/DHCP/IPAM. A wireless RF network engineer, must have strong technical project management skills, as each business set up networks differently for specific projects. Strong communication and engineering skills are essential, as these network engineers must be able to tell a client, vendors, and management in a simplified manner what network issues that they may have, while also logging the problems using highly technical terms for troubleshooting among peers.
A network engineer must have an associate's degree or higher or equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and familiarity of fundamental computer, network, and trade theories, principles, and concepts. Some businesses require industry-related certifications such Cisco CCNP and/or CCDP, and Cisco CCIE as well.
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 Wireless Data Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Wireless, Network Management / Administration, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Cisco Networking also know 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. On average, Wireless RF Network Engineers make $86K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $91K on average.