Male Wireless Communications Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $76K annually in the United States. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,645 - $106,384
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$49K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,749
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90%

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$10.34 - $30.91
(Median)
$10
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,645 - $106,384  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $7,701  
Profit Sharing
$503  
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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$36,000 - $108,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $30.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.70  
Overtime
$21.82 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.65 - $7,701  
   
Profit Sharing
$503  
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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$36,000 - $108,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Wireless Communications Engineer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Wireless Communications Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Wireless Communications Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $80K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 12%

National Average
$68,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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