On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (nearly one in three) of final income for Field Application Engineers. That final number averages out to $87K across the industry. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $25K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Field Application Engineers can bottom out near $56K or peak near $139K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Field Application Engineers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,829 - $122,609
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$55K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,347
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,829 - $122,609  
   
Bonus
$2,250 - $24,868  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $16,107  
Commission
$16,638 - $41,459  
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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$55,846 - $139,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.43  
   
Overtime
$51.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,250 - $24,868  
   
Commission
$16,638 - $41,459  
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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$55,846 - $139,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $77K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $117K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $106K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,281

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

With a pay rate for Field Application Engineers that is 37 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Field Application Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+36 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), San Jose (+23 percent), and Austin (+21 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (14 percent lower) and New York (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Field Application Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 21%


National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Field Application Engineer Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 50%

C programming Language
up arrow 43%

Telecommunications
up arrow 33%

C
up arrow 26%

Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS
up arrow 19%

Software Development
up arrow 16%


Test Engineering
up arrow 6%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Board Design / Debug
0%

National Average
$87,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 48%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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