Field Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Field Engineer is $61,863 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$46,575 - $83,580
$47K
$62K
$84K
MEDIAN: $61,863
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50%
90%

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$15.67 - $41.36
$16
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.35
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,575 - $83,580  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $10,124  
Profit Sharing
$91.23 - $9,668  
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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$43,765 - $89,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $41.36  
   
Overtime
$24.15 - $60.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.01 - $10,124  
   
Commission
$1,526  
Profit Sharing
$91.23 - $9,668  
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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$43,765 - $89,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364

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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

  • 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.
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, and systems to ensure accordance to specifications, safety standards, and quality standards.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Field Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Field Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Field Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 1,130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Field Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Field Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 248 salaries. A Field Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 149 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,553

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Field Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Field Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Field Engineer Salaries

▲18%

▲14%

▲9%

National Average
$63,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Field Engineer Salaries









▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼0%

National Average
$63,000



▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%