Wireless Communications Engineer Salary

Wireless Communications Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $74K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,778 - $110,448
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,083
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90%

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$10.50 - $38.87
(Median)
$11
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,778 - $110,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $12,774  
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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$41,304 - $112,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $38.87  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $53.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $12,774  
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).
)
$41,304 - $112,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Wireless Communications Engineer

A wireless communications engineer is a very specialized engineering employee engaged in the research, development, and implementation of all sorts of wireless technologies. This can include wireless phones, broadband networks and systems, and radio frequency tech. Typically employed by electronics developers or communication companies, a wireless communication engineer will normally have numerous job hats to wear at various times within these categories.

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Wireless Communications Engineer Tasks

  • Design telecommunications components, software, and other telecommunications products or systems.
  • Provide technical support or training to staff or customers regarding telecommunications equipment.
  • Inspect telecommunications equipment to ensure compliance with specification or safety codes.
  • Prepare documentation and other information for telecommunications equipment.

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Wireless Communications Engineers report a narrow range of specific skills. Project Management and Wireless Data Communications are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Wireless Communications Engineer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $83K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $95K.

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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 2%

National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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