Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Wireless RF Network Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $74K per year nationwide. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wireless RF Network Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,973 - $115,656
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,128
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$15.12 - $35.55
(Median)
$15
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,973 - $115,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $3,013  
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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$43,799 - $118,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $35.55  
   
Overtime
$21.63 - $52.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $3,013  
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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$43,799 - $118,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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


Wireless RF Network Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Access, Cisco Networking, Windows Operating System General Use, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Wireless and Wireless Data Communications. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Wireless RF Network Engineers. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. Wireless RF Network Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $101K.

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Experience Affects Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%


Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 11%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 5%

Wireless
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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