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Wireless Communications Engineer Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Wireless Communications Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $76K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Wireless Communications Engineer Salary (?
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$49,006 - $109,576
(Median)
49K
61K
76K
96K
110K
MEDIAN: $75,944
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Wireless Communications Engineer Salary (?
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$10.90 - $39.56
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,006 - $109,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$5.17 - $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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$41,879 - $113,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $39.56  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $77.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.17 - $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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$41,879 - $113,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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
  • 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. 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.
For Wireless Communications Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $67K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $81K. For Wireless Communications Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $95K.

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Experience Affects Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$74,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Wireless Communications Engineer Salaries

Wireless Data Communications
0%
National Average
$74,000
Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%