Communications Engineer

Communications Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
$56,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$107,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a communications engineer make?
The national average salary for a Communications Engineer in the U.S. is $77,735 annually or $37.37 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $56,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $107,000. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Communications Engineers. The best states for high paying Communications Engineer jobs are Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey. The typical employment in the position spans 3.5 years.
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$79,392

Average Communications Engineer Salary By Location

Communications Engineers in the United States of America make on average $77,735 a year or $37.37 per hour. The city with the highest Communications Engineer salary is San Francisco, CA at $104,871 per year. Even an entry-level Communications Engineer makes $68,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. The top 5 states with the highest reported Communications Engineer salaries are Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey. Hawaii, Montana, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Iowa are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$104,871
$104,871
2
2
Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, MD
$88,249
$88,249
3
3
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$87,946
$87,946
4
4
San Marcos, TX
San Marcos, TX
$86,635
$86,635
5
5
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$84,566
$84,566

Map of Communications Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Communications Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Communications Engineer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Communications Engineer makes. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Apple and Zillow Group are the best paying companies for Communications Engineers. Companies like LinkedIn and Amazon also report very competitive wages for Communications Engineers.

Average Communications Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Communications Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Communications Engineers. Technology companies pay their Communications Engineers the highest wages, averaging $79,192 per year. Health Care companies and Professional companies pay well too, at $78,913 and $78,596, respectively. The types of companies that pay Communications Engineers the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $70,484.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Technology
Technology
$79,192
$79,192
2
2
Health Care
Health Care
$78,913
$78,913
3
3
Professional
Professional
$78,596
$78,596
4
4
Energy
Energy
$76,047
$76,047
5
5
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$75,564
$75,564

Communications Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
San Mateo, CA

Recently Added Communications Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Texas Education Agency
Communications Engineer 7610
02/24/2020
$94,774
Engineer III-Unified Communications
02/21/2020
$104,267
City of Seattle
Associate Communications Engineer
02/11/2020
$86,757
Workbridge Associates
Communications Engineer
01/28/2020
$104,350
Passionhr
Communications Engineer
01/27/2020
$110,000
Communications Engineer
12/29/2019
$82,000
Communications Engineer
11/29/2019
$82,000
Communications Engineer
10/31/2019
$90,000
Communications Engineer
10/31/2019
$56,000
Communications Engineer
10/30/2019
$82,000
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