Entry-Level Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers pull down an average of $73K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers can bottom out near $50K or peak near $99K depending on individual performance. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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 overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,728 - $96,979
$52K
$74K
$97K
MEDIAN: $73,994
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50%
90%

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$11.74 - $50.65
$12
$28
$51
MEDIAN: $28.50
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$0$100K
Salary $51,728 - $96,979
Bonus $514 - $10,297
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,574
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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$50,673 - $100,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 420
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $11.74 - $50.65
Hourly Tips $0.61
Overtime $15.55 - $60.00
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $514 - $10,297
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,574
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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$50,673 - $100,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer


Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,858

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Radio Frequency Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boulder (+9 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). In Manchester, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and Dayton earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less).

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer in New York:
"N/A."
Due to political correctness, my words are held hostage !

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer in Tucson:
"Network Infrastructure."
I am not an Engineer. I have the title of RF Transmission. I am a traditional reservist on Active Duty orders. My expertise is Network Infrastructure not RF due to my civilian careers. I know Fiber Optics, satellite, cabling, terminations of all connections. Install Broadband, CATV, Telephone, CCTV, PC, SW, HW.

Key Stats for Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design, Semiconductor
▲11%

Simulation
▲4%


C++
▲1%

C++ Programming Language
▲1%

National Average
$75,000

▼1%

Satellite, Microwave Technology
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

C
▼3%

▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Wireless Data Communications
▼6%

Test Engineering
▼7%

Microsoft Word
▼11%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%
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