Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills can expect to earn an average of $82K annually. Total cash earnings of Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills range from $59K on the low end to $126K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $9K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by experience level and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,742 - $120,605
$59K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,078
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$20.36 - $77.57
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$41
$78
MEDIAN: $41.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,742 - $120,605  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $12,128  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,494  
Total Pay (?
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$59,226 - $125,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $77.57  
   
Overtime
$40.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$489.36 - $12,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,494  
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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$59,226 - $125,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Dominating the field, First RF Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Sprint Nextel Corporation, and C Squared Systems are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills. Northrop Grumman Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $88K.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

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


Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $76K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $88K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $111K. Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $116K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,574

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San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills, 37 percent higher than the national average. Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Phoenix Radio Frequency Engineers with Engineering Design skills earning much less — 39 percent less — than the national average. Workers in New York and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$85,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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