Field Application Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Field Application Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $82K annually. Total cash compensation to Field Application Engineers bottoms out near $59K and approaches $139K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $16K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Field Application Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,918 - $121,951
$58K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,867
10%
50%
90%

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$24.17 - $30.78
$25
MEDIAN: $25.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,918 - $121,951  
   
Bonus
$1,029 - $25,233  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $16,107  
Commission
$5,750 - $45,000  
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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$58,702 - $139,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.20  
   
Overtime
$53.35  
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
$1,029 - $25,233  
   
Commission
$5,750 - $45,000  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $16,107  
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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$58,702 - $139,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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: $87,346

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Field Application Engineers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Field Application Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sunnyvale (+30 percent), Austin (+28 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), and Atlanta (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. 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
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Field Application Engineer Salaries

▲31%

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$87,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Field Application Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
▲50%

Telecommunications
▲33%

C
▲26%

C programming Language
▲21%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
▲19%

Software Development
▲16%


C++ Programming Language
▲9%


Test Engineering
▲6%


Board Design / Debug
▼0%

National Average
$87,000

Technical Sales
▼1%

Systems Engineering
▼8%

Project Management
▼48%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%
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