Field Application Engineer Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Field Application Engineers (just under a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $86K. Final cash compensation to Field Application Engineers varies from around $52K to approximately $140K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K and $14K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Field Application Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,338 - $123,678
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$51K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,550
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$12.08 - $33.28
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,338 - $123,678  
   
Bonus
$973 - $25,201  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $14,040  
Commission
$7,550 - $48,936  
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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$52,079 - $140,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $33.28  
   
Overtime
$48.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$973 - $25,201  
   
Commission
$7,550 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,179 - $14,040  
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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$52,079 - $140,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Field Application Engineer

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


Field Application Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $72K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $92K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $107K. Field Application Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $123K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,635

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

For Field Application Engineers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Field Application Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Santa Clara (+40 percent), San Jose (+40 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), and Austin (+15 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles (5 percent lower) and Boston (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Field Application Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%


Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Field Application Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 53%

Telecommunications
up arrow 35%

C
up arrow 29%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 21%

Software Development
up arrow 19%

Test Engineering
up arrow 8%



Board Design / Debug
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National Average
$86,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 47%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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