Wireless Communications Engineer Salary

Average Wireless Communications Engineers in the United States make around $81K annually. The vast majority of Wireless Communications Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey are men. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The majority of Wireless Communications Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,806 - $124,586
$51K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,991
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$10.55 - $39.73
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MEDIAN: $23.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,806 - $124,586  
   
Bonus
$876 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$3,100  
Total Pay (?
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$38,679 - $120,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.55 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $60.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$876 - $10,213  
   
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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$38,679 - $120,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • Inspect telecommunications equipment to ensure compliance with specification or safety codes.
  • Prepare documentation and other information for telecommunications equipment.
  • Design telecommunications components, software, and other telecommunications products or systems.
  • Provide technical support or training to staff or customers regarding telecommunications equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Wireless Communications Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Wireless Communications Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Wireless Communications Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Wireless Communications Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Wireless Communications Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 13 salaries. A Wireless Communications Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Wireless Communications Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲4%

National Average
$73,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%
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