Field Engineer Salary

Field Engineers in search of top-notch pay will find it at General Electric (GE) Healthcare, where the median salary of $97K trumps the $60K annually-national average for those in this profession. Other leaders in compensation levels are General Electric Co (GE) at $92K, Northrop Grumman Corporation at $84K, and General Electric (GE) Energy, where Field Engineers annually earn $75K. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,604 - $85,124
(Median)
$46K
$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,282
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$15.90 - $36.50
(Median)
$16
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,604 - $85,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,951  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $10,296  
Commission
$900 - $11,500  
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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$43,546 - $89,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,581
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.90 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$22.49 - $54.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,951  
   
Commission
$900 - $11,500  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $10,296  
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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$43,546 - $89,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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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.

Common Career Paths for Field Engineer


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Field Engineers do not often transition into Petroleum Engineer roles. The role averages $102K per year. It is quite typical for Field Engineers to transition into roles as Construction Project Managers or Project Engineers, where reported median earnings are $9K and $6K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Field Engineer


Field Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Systems Troubleshooting, Network Management / Administration, and Test Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Construction Site Inspection, and AutoCAD. Most people familiar with Construction Estimating also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Engineer

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


For Field Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $66K. Field Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $75K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Field Engineers that is 16 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Field Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Austin (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Field Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Field Engineer?

Field Engineer in Atlanta:
"Doing construction layout, and project management."
Pros: Getting to work in the field and see your project grow.
Cons: The hours are extreme and so is the stress.

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Experience Affects Field Engineer Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Field Engineer Salaries


Systems Troubleshooting
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Test Engineering
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Network Management / Administration
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Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$61,000

Project Management
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Scheduling
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Construction Estimating
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Electronic Equipment Installation
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Construction Site Inspection
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 323 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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