Men represent the vast majority of Wireless RF Network Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $76K per year nationwide. Most Wireless RF Network Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,210 - $124,265
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$50K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,130
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$15.55 - $33.94
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,210 - $124,265  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $17,650  
Profit Sharing
$875  
Total Pay (?
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$48,114 - $124,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $33.94  
   
Overtime
$32.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000 - $17,650  
   
Profit Sharing
$875  
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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$48,114 - $124,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 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.

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Experience Affects Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$70,000

Wireless Data Communications
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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