Wireless Communications Engineer Salary

Male Wireless Communications Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $75K annually in the United States. Work is enjoyable for Wireless Communications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,688 - $110,572
(Median)
$50K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,264
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50%
90%

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$11.63 - $38.75
(Median)
$12
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,688 - $110,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$40,842 - $111,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $38.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.70  
Overtime
$17.75 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$40,842 - $111,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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 usually report a few 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.


Wireless Communications Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $78K. Wireless Communications Engineers see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $95K on average.

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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$69,000

Wireless Data Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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