Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer is $80,064 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$53,314 - $115,694
(Median)
$53K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,063
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$16.22 - $59.07
(Median)
$16
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$59
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,314 - $115,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,652  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $10,196  
Commission
$6,741  
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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$51,221 - $119,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,354
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $59.07  
   
Overtime
$3.80 - $60.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,652  
   
Commission
$6,741  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $10,196  
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).
)
$51,221 - $119,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Radio frequency (RF) engineers are responsible for performing research that furthers the success of intelligence sensors and surveillance radars, including research in the fields of bistatic, passive and active multiple inputs, multiple outputs, monostatic, and over-the-horizon radar.

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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Tasks

  • 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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,815

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What is it like working as a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer?

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer in Culver City:
Pros: -Variety of radio frequency system to learn. -Able to use different test equipment. -Interact with different electronic devices.
Cons: -Patience. -A lot of traveling.

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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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Visual Basic (VB)
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Project Management
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Wireless
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Matlab
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National Average
$81,000

Test Engineering
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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