Wireless Communications Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Wireless Communications Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $74K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,778 - $110,448
(Median)
$49K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,083
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$10.50 - $38.87
(Median)
$11
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,778 - $110,448  
   
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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$41,304 - $112,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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$41,304 - $112,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Job skills reported by Wireless Communications Engineers are limited. 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $65K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $83K. Wireless Communications Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. 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 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Wireless Data Communications
up arrow 2%

National Average
$70,000

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
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

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