Entry-Level Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers can expect to earn an average of $73K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $99K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$51,115 - $96,508
$51K
$73K
$97K
MEDIAN: $73,444
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50%
90%

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$12.08 - $49.66
$12
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.48
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90%

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$0$99K
Salary $51,115 - $96,508
Bonus $498.89 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,635
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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$50,517 - $99,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 412
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $49.66
Hourly Tips $0.61
Overtime $15.71 - $59.18
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $498.89 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,635
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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$50,517 - $99,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer


Northrop Grumman Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,494

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boulder (+9 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Manchester. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Atlanta and 12 percent less in Dayton, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer in New York:
"N/A."
Due to political correctness, my words are held hostage !

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer in Tucson:
"Network Infrastructure."
I am not an Engineer. I have the title of RF Transmission. I am a traditional reservist on Active Duty orders. My expertise is Network Infrastructure not RF due to my civilian careers. I know Fiber Optics, satellite, cabling, terminations of all connections. Install Broadband, CATV, Telephone, CCTV, PC, SW, HW.

Key Stats for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
▲12%

Simulation
▲5%


C++
▲1%

C++ Programming Language
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$74,000

Satellite, Microwave Technology
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

C
▼3%

▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Wireless Data Communications
▼6%

Test Engineering
▼7%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 10%
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