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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 $71K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wireless RF Network Engineers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$48,066 - $116,965
(Median)
48K
71K
90K
120K
MEDIAN: $71,485
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$15.12 - $36.05
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,066 - $116,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,434  
Profit Sharing
$1,983 - $3,067  
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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$44,097 - $121,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $36.05  
   
Overtime
$25.73 - $52.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,434  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,983 - $3,067  
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).
)
$44,097 - $121,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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, Network Management / Administration, Windows Operating System General Use, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Wireless and Wireless Data Communications. Those educated in Cisco Networking tend to be well versed in 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $59K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $71K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $83K in this role. 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 47%


Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Network Engineer, Wireless RF Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 10%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 3%

Wireless
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%