Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salary

A sizeable majority of Wireless RF Network Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $74K per year. Final cash compensation to Wireless RF Network Engineers varies from around $46K to approximately $121K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $4K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Wireless RF Network Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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
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$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


Survey results show that Wireless RF Network Engineers use a fair number of skills. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Wireless and Wireless Data Communications. Most people 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.


Wireless RF Network Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $58K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $70K. On average, Wireless RF Network Engineers make $84K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $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
up arrow 6%

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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