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Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salary

Men account for the majority of Wireless RF Network Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $73K per year. For the most part, Wireless RF Network Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,776 - $115,279
(Median)
$49K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,819
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$15.09 - $35.61
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$15
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,776 - $115,279  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,222  
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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$44,491 - $117,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $35.61  
   
Overtime
$21.78 - $52.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,222  
   
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).
)
$44,491 - $117,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Wireless and Wireless Data Communications. Those familiar with Cisco Networking also tend to 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 $58K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. Wireless RF Network Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $101K.

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Experience Affects Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%


Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 10%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

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
31%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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