The average salary for a Field Engineer is $59,141 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Field Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44,425 - $82,003
(Median)
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82K
MEDIAN: $59,141
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Field Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.87 - $35.68
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,425 - $82,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,235  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $7,592  
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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$42,725 - $87,831  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.87 - $35.68  
   
Overtime
$21.97 - $53.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,235  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $7,592  
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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$42,725 - $87,831  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,317
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Job Description for Field Engineer
A field engineer's responsibilities are highly specialized to the profession. They must have a comprehensive understanding of technological services and the specific machines and mechanisms of the company, as much of the position requires installing, replacing, or providing maintenance on these machines. A field engineer has a mobile job, meaning that the individual will travel often to different locations to identify weak areas in the mechanisms used across the company, report these to an administrative official, and repair or replace parts needed as necessary. In addition, a master field engineer must be able to work with other engineers in order to design modifications, changes, or additions to current machines and mechanisms so that maximum efficiency, safety, and durability can be achieved. Field engineers may also verify prototypes of products, develop test programs and procedures for the technology that they work on, and examine products for design flaws.
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Field Engineer Tasks
  • Design, implement, maintain and improve instruments, electronic components, equipment or systems.
  • Offer technical, operational, and administrative information, and resolution of technical issues to customers and staff.
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, and systems to ensure accordance to specifications, safety standards, and quality standards.
  • Provide technical support for projects including design, installation, maintenance, testing, evaluation and operation of systems.
  • Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine project recommendations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Field Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Los Angeles
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$61,000
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Experience Affects Field Engineer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Field Engineer Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Project Management
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National Average
$61,000
Construction Estimating
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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