Field Engineer, Telecommunications Salary

Telecommunications Field Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly three-fifths of Telecommunications Field Engineers. Salaries average out to around $62K per year and spread from $43K to $93K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Telecommunications Field Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,149 - $94,687

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$20.71 - $38.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,149 - $94,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
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$42,968 - $93,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.71 - $38.57  
   
Overtime
$24.51 - $52.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$42,968 - $93,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Field Engineer, Telecommunications

Field engineers in telecommunications play a key role in maintaining communications systems, and are responsible for installing, testing, and maintaining equipment such as base transceiver stations (GSM PCS) to run wireless systems.

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Field Engineer, Telecommunications Tasks

  • Maintain in-depth, current knowledge of equipment.
  • Keep records of upgrades, repairs, and maintenance performed.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair deployed telecommunications equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Field Engineer, Telecommunications

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $50K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. On average, Telecommunications Field Engineers make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $68K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Field Engineer, Telecommunications Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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