In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $88K, just under a third of overall earnings for Field Application Engineers arrives through commissions. In the world of Field Application Engineers, overall income ranges from $59K near the bottom to $140K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$57,396 - $122,186
$57K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,762
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90%

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$24.21 - $30.31
$25
MEDIAN: $25.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,396 - $122,186  
   
Bonus
$1,955 - $25,167  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $15,754  
Commission
$16,107 - $49,665  
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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$58,663 - $140,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.46  
   
Overtime
$52.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,955 - $25,167  
   
Commission
$16,107 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $15,754  
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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$58,663 - $140,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $78K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $97K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $116K. For some reason, Field Application Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $106K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,746

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 Austin (+27 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and San Jose (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (10 percent less) and Los Angeles (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for Field Application Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
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Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Field Application Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Field Application Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 50%

C programming Language
up arrow 45%

Telecommunications
up arrow 32%

C
up arrow 26%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 18%

Software Development
up arrow 16%



Test Engineering
up arrow 5%


Board Design / Debug
0%

National Average
$88,000

Technical Sales
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 49%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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