Field Engineer, Telecommunications Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Telecommunications Field Engineers earn an average of $67K annually. Job satisfaction for Telecommunications Field Engineers is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,438 - $93,905
$37K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,718
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$10.30 - $32.97
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$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,438 - $93,905  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
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$39,872 - $94,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $32.97  
   
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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$39,872 - $94,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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, troubleshoot, and repair deployed telecommunications equipment.
  • Keep records of upgrades, repairs, and maintenance performed.
  • Maintain in-depth, current knowledge of 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. Telecommunications Field Engineers bring in $69K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $66K.

Key Stats for Field Engineer, Telecommunications

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Field Engineer, Telecommunications Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲6%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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