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Radio Frequency Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$83,000
$63,000
$83,000
$110,000
The average radio frequency engineer makes about $83,789 per year. That's $40.28 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $63,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $110,000. Many of radio frequency engineers seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case radio frequency engineers tend to work at media, technology, and telecommunication companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Washington and Maryland pay radio frequency engineers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Bothell, WA
$101,408
McLean, VA
$96,252
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Map of Radio Frequency Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Radio Frequency Engineer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Washington and Maryland, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for radio frequency engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Delaware, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

City
Average Salary
Cupertino, CA
Cupertino, CA
$117,022
$117k
Bothell, WA
Bothell, WA
$101,408
$101k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$96,252
$96k
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
$91,370
$91k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$89,730
$90k
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL
$87,522
$88k
Englewood, CO
Englewood, CO
$83,798
$84k
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg, IL
$81,568
$82k
Overland Park, KS
Overland Park, KS
$80,635
$81k
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
$79,999
$80k

High Paying Radio Frequency Engineer Jobs

Average Radio Frequency Engineer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Microsoft and JOE GIBSONS SUZUKI as they offer the highest salaries for radio frequency engineers.

Company
Average Salary
$132,951
$133k
$125,567
$126k
$122,792
$123k
$118,761
$119k
$114,533
$115k
$113,060
$113k
$113,002
$113k

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    Average Radio Frequency Engineer Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, radio frequency engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that media, technology, and telecommunication companies tend to offer much higher salaries for radio frequency engineers. For example, radio frequency engineers make a whopping average salary of $94,022 while working for media companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $88,493 at technology companies and $82,899 at telecommunication companies. But radio frequency engineers may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $73,102.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Media
    Media
    $94,022
    $94k
    Technology
    Technology
    $88,493
    $88k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $82,899
    $83k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $73,102
    $73k

    Radio Frequency Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a radio frequency engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    $115,000
    $115,000
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    Compass Leadership Program-RF Engineering
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    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/10/2020
    10/10/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/10/2020
    Latitude, Inc.
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    RF Electrical Engineer
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    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    09/26/2020
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    $90,000
    $90,000
    09/26/2020
    RF DAS Engineer
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    Cranbury, NJ
    Cranbury, NJ
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $73,045
    $73,045
    09/25/2020
    RF Design Engineer
    RF Design Engineer
    Irving, TX
    Irving, TX
    09/22/2020
    09/22/2020
    $91,828
    $91,828
    09/22/2020
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    Avispa Technology
    5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer
    5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer
    5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer
    Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara, CA
    09/21/2020
    09/21/2020
    $125,220
    $125,220
    09/21/2020
    Teleworld Solutions
    Teleworld Solutions
    RF Engineer III
    RF Engineer III
    RF Engineer III
    South Riding, VA
    South Riding, VA
    09/18/2020
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    $105,000
    $105,000
    09/18/2020
    Rf/Microwave Engineer
    Rf/Microwave Engineer
    Tewksbury, MA
    Tewksbury, MA
    09/17/2020
    09/17/2020
    $85,000
    $85,000
    09/17/2020
    Latitude, Inc.
    Latitude, Inc.
    Rf/Antenna Electrical Engineer (Senior Level)
    Rf/Antenna Electrical Engineer (Senior Level)
    Rf/Antenna Electrical Engineer (Senior Level)
    Halifax, MA
    Halifax, MA
    09/10/2020
    09/10/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    09/10/2020
    Avispa
    Avispa
    5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer
    5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer
    5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer
    Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara, CA
    09/06/2020
    09/06/2020
    $125,220
    $125,220
    09/06/2020