The average pay for a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer is $78,197 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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$51,447 - $107,971
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,196
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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.48 - $64.81
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,447 - $107,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,364  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $8,292  
Commission
$4,000 - $12,208  
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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$50,154 - $113,895  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $64.81  
   
Overtime
$8.69 - $60.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,364  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $12,208  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $8,292  
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).
)
$50,154 - $113,895  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,326
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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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Boston
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New York
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Irvine
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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National Average
$80,000
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Experience Affects Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Satellite, Microwave Technology
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Simulation
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National Average
$80,000
Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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