Male Wireless Communications Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $79K per year in the United States. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,335 - $117,446
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MEDIAN: $78,723
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$10.29 - $31.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,335 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$883 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$3,100  
Total Pay (?
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$35,508 - $109,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $31.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.70  
Overtime
$20.25 - $53.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$883 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,100  
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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$35,508 - $109,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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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Pay by Experience Level for Wireless Communications Engineer

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. Wireless Communications Engineers bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $76K.

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Key Stats for Wireless Communications Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$69,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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