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Wireless Communications Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Wireless Communications Engineers earn an average of $75K per year. Job satisfaction for Wireless Communications Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,480 - $109,463
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,631
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$10.14 - $39.40
(Median)
$10
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,480 - $109,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $13,000  
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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$41,328 - $112,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $39.40  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $77.81  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $13,000  
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).
)
$41,328 - $112,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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Survey takers who work as Wireless Communications Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Wireless Data Communications and Project Management 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. On average, Wireless Communications Engineers make $80K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $95K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%