Men represent the vast majority of Telecommunications Field Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $69K annually nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Telecommunications Field Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,389 - $93,905
(Median)
$39K
$69K
$94K
MEDIAN: $68,662
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$10.30 - $36.84
(Median)
$10
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,389 - $93,905  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,960  
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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$41,007 - $94,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $36.84  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $50.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,960  
   
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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$41,007 - $94,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $68K. Telecommunications Field Engineers bring in $69K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Telecommunications Field Engineers report making only $66K on average.

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Experience Affects Field Engineer, Telecommunications Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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