Field Engineer Salary

A Field Engineer earns an average salary of $60,670 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$45,756 - $85,323
(Median)
$46K
$61K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,670
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$15.97 - $37.89
(Median)
$16
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,756 - $85,323  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,458  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $10,154  
Commission
$1,526  
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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$43,559 - $89,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,864
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $37.89  
   
Overtime
$23.25 - $55.67  
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 - $10,458  
   
Commission
$1,526  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $10,154  
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).
)
$43,559 - $89,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 425
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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

National Average: $61,825

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Field Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Field Engineer?

Field Engineer in Salt Lake City:
"Constant Change."
Pros: Giving me the experience to grow with the company and helping it change for the better.
Cons: Ownership micro manages too much.

Field Engineer in Flint:
"Small company Field Engineer."
Pros: Providing a service and product to Armed Forces Veterans so they can keep their independence and mobility.
Cons: The uncertainty of available work and lack of company resources.

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
$62,000


Skills That Affect Field Engineer Salaries




Scheduling
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Electronic Equipment Installation
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Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$62,000

Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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AutoCAD
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Construction Site Inspection
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Microsoft Excel
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 327 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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