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Field Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Field Engineer is $59,952 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. A skill in Telecommunications is associated with high pay for this job.
Field Engineer Salary (?
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$45,277 - $83,579
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MEDIAN: $59,952
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Field Engineer Salary (?
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$15.96 - $36.40
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,277 - $83,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,336  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $10,040  
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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$43,822 - $88,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.96 - $36.40  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $55.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,336  
   
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $10,040  
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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$43,822 - $88,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Field Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Oklahoma City
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$61,000
Boston
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Austin
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Experience Affects Field Engineer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Field Engineer Salaries

Telecommunications
up arrow 20%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%
Test Engineering
up arrow 3%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%
Systems Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
Project Management
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Computer Hardware Technician
up arrow 3%
Construction Estimating
up arrow 4%
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Land Surveying
up arrow 5%
Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%