Field Application Engineer Salary

Male Field Application Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $81K annually in the United States. The final incomes of Field Application Engineers generally vary between $58K and $138K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $25K, $16K, and $41K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Field Application Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$56,633 - $121,667
$57K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,486
10%
50%
90%

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$24.02 - $29.89
$25
MEDIAN: $24.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,633 - $121,667  
   
Bonus
$1,032 - $24,969  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $16,219  
Commission
$7,500 - $40,963  
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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$57,888 - $138,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.96  
   
Overtime
$53.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,032 - $24,969  
   
Commission
$7,500 - $40,963  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $16,219  
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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$57,888 - $138,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Field Application Engineer

A field application engineer combines technical expertise with knowledge of sales techniques to improve sales and set new organizational objectives. Day-to-day tasks performed by these engineers include maintaining relationships with consultants, sub-contractors, inspectors, and potential clients on a regular basis. They also have to be capable of pitching their company, helping to grow sales and spread awareness. Internally, the field application engineer needs to audit and review protocols and procedures to ensure they are optimal for promoting growth in sales.

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Field Application Engineer Tasks

  • Listen to, analyze, and respond to customer service requests.
  • Train customers on products during and after purchase.
  • Document emerging customer needs and potential products.
  • Troubleshoot, resolve, and update documentation and records to resolve problems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Field Application Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Field Application Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Field Application Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Field Application Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Field Application Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 91 salaries. A Field Application Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,572

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

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Field Application Engineers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Field Application Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sunnyvale (+30 percent), Austin (+27 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), and Atlanta (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and New York (15 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Field Application Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Field Application Engineer Salaries

▲31%

▲18%

▲7%

National Average
$88,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Field Application Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
▲50%

Telecommunications
▲32%

C
▲26%

C programming Language
▲21%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
▲18%

Software Development
▲16%


C++ Programming Language
▲8%


Test Engineering
▲6%


Board Design / Debug
▼0%

National Average
$88,000

Technical Sales
▼1%

Systems Engineering
▼9%

Project Management
▼49%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 6%