Wireless Communications Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Wireless Communications Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $75K per year. Work is enjoyable for Wireless Communications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,022 - $110,161

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$10.50 - $38.87

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,022 - $110,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $12,774  
Total Pay (?
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$41,406 - $112,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $38.87  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $53.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$41,406 - $112,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.


For many Wireless Communications Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $65K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $83K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Wireless Communications Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Wireless Communications Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $95K.

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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

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
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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