Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer is $78,840 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$51,992 - $109,582
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,839
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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.45 - $57.78
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,992 - $109,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,312  
Profit Sharing
$710 - $11,718  
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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$50,271 - $115,342  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $57.78  
   
Overtime
$8.58 - $60.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,312  
   
Profit Sharing
$710 - $11,718  
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).
)
$50,271 - $115,342  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,250
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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.
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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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Phoenix
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Sunnyvale
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Orlando
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Los Angeles
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Irvine
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New York
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Washington
0%
National Average
$81,000
Plano
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Syracuse
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

National Average
$81,000

Skills That Affect Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Simulation
up arrow 2%
Matlab
up arrow 2%
Project Management
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Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 2%
C++
up arrow 1%
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National Average
$81,000
Microsoft Excel
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Test Engineering
up arrow 3%
Wireless Data Communications
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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