Field Engineer, Telecommunications Salary

The majority of Telecommunications Field Engineers in the United States — a little over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $42K to $89K per year, and the median is $61K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,966 - $95,352
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,893
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$19.27 - $36.95
(Median)
$19
$27
$37
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,966 - $95,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$875  
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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$41,533 - $88,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $36.95  
   
Overtime
$24.46 - $52.49  
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
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$875  
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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$41,533 - $88,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. For some reason, Telecommunications Field Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $66K.

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Experience Affects Field Engineer, Telecommunications Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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