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 $73K annually nationwide. Job satisfaction for Wireless RF Network Engineers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,973 - $115,656
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,268
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90%

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$15.14 - $35.49
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,973 - $115,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
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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$43,855 - $118,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.14 - $35.49  
   
Overtime
$21.63 - $52.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
   
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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$43,855 - $118,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Access, Windows Operating System General Use, Cisco Networking, 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. 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.


For many Wireless RF Network Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $57K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $101K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%


Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 11%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 7%

Wireless
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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