Field Application Engineer Salary

The average Field Application Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $83K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Field Application Engineers — as high as $25K, $16K and $41K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $60K to $143K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Field Application Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$59,124 - $123,405
$59K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,162
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50%
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$24.14 - $30.49
$25
MEDIAN: $25.05
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$0$142K
Salary $59,124 - $123,405
Bonus $1,021 - $25,381
Profit Sharing $592 - $16,409
Commission $4,122 - $41,156
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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$59,535 - $142,808
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 315
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $25.05
Overtime $55.00
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $1,021 - $25,381
Commission $4,122 - $41,156
Profit Sharing $592 - $16,409
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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$59,535 - $142,808
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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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: $88,295

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

Field Application Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Field Application Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sunnyvale (+29 percent), Austin (+26 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), and Atlanta (+18 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (15 percent lower) and New York (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Field Application Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Field Application Engineer Salaries

▲29%

▲17%

▲6%

National Average
$88,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Field Application Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
▲49%

Telecommunications
▲31%

C
▲25%

C programming Language
▲20%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
▲17%

Software Development
▲15%


C++ Programming Language
▲7%


Test Engineering
▲5%


National Average
$88,000

Board Design / Debug
▼1%

Technical Sales
▼2%

Systems Engineering
▼9%

Project Management
▼49%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%
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