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Field Application Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Field Application Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $79K per year. Overall incomes of Field Application Engineers — including $25K bonuses, $20K profit sharing proceeds, and $41K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $50K and $139K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,178 - $123,013
MEDIAN: $79,297

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$50,178 - $123,013  
$10.00 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$828 - $20,000  
$4,027 - $40,857  
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).
$49,651 - $139,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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.


Field Application Engineer Tasks

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

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Survey results suggest that Field Application Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Lucky workers who know Customer Relations can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 54 percent above average. Sales Engineering and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 18 percent and 54 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management, Customer Service, and Test Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Application Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Field Application Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $68K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $90K. Field Application Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $99K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $123K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Field Application Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Field Application Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 54%

Sales Engineering
up arrow 18%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 18%

Software Development
up arrow 13%

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

Board Design / Debug
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National Average

Test Engineering
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%