Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

For Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills, yearly average wages total $83K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills can bottom out near $60K or peak near $125K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$59,684 - $120,236
$60K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,245
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$17.50 - $77.93
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$42
$78
MEDIAN: $42.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,684 - $120,236  
   
Bonus
$509 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
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$60,028 - $124,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $77.93  
   
Overtime
$42.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$509 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $8,170  
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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$60,028 - $124,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Many Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills can be found at First RF Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Sprint Nextel Corporation, and C Squared Systems, firms that are at the top of the field. Those at Northrop Grumman Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $88K.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 160 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 64 salaries. A Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,516

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For those looking to make money, Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+7 percent) and Los Angeles (+2 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills is geography, with workers in Phoenix earning a whopping 40 percent below the national average. New York and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$86,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 8%
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