Radio Frequency (RF) Optimization Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Radio Frequency Optimization Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $82K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Radio Frequency Optimization Engineers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$57,514 - $111,343
(Median)
$58K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,377
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$15.66 - $71.47
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$16
$30
$71
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$57,514 - $111,343  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $11,806  
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$51,547 - $121,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $71.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.00 - $11,806  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $2,500  
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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$51,547 - $121,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Radio Frequency (RF) Optimization Engineer

A radio frequency (RF) optimization engineer is responsible for optimizing the radio frequencies before and after launch of products. To help do this, the engineer must be able to explain advanced technological information to non-technological members of their team. They must also be able to solve problems that arise related to radio frequency optimization using a wide variety of methods. Additionally, radio frequency optimization engineers are responsible for of integrating their knowledge with that of the rest of their team to come up with solutions and ideas to help optimize radio frequencies. This is generally a full-time position, although overtime and travel may occasionally be required depending on the needs of their company.

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Radio Frequency (RF) Optimization Engineer Tasks

  • Interact and build solid relationship with the client.
  • Guide field teams for data collection.
  • Post process drive data and recommend necessary actions to fix issues.
  • Perform analysis of network key performance indicators (KPIs), Stats & Parameters for networks.
  • Interact with back office support team to ensure desired objectives are met per project plans.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Frequency (RF) Optimization Engineer

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $73K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $89K. Radio Frequency Optimization Engineers see a median salary of $95K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $90K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Radio Frequency (RF) Optimization Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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