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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer is $78,929 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salary (?
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$52,672 - $110,660
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,928
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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salary (?
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$15.62 - $56.04
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,672 - $110,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,268  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,955  
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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$50,209 - $116,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $56.04  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $60.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,268  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $9,955  
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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$50,209 - $116,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Job Description for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

  • Conducts research that tests and analyzes design, operation, and performance of components and systems.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains radio frequency systems.
  • Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.
  • Performs bench tests and evaluates radio frequency systems.

Common Career Paths for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Sunnyvale
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Orlando
up arrow 9%
Irvine
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
up arrow 8%
Plano
up arrow 6%
Phoenix
up arrow 6%
New York
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$80,000
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Washington
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

Satellite, Microwave Technology
up arrow 4%
Simulation
up arrow 3%
Wireless
up arrow 3%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
C++
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
0%
C
0%
National Average
$80,000
Test Engineering
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%