Field Service Engineer, Electrical Equipment Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Electrical Equipment Field Service Engineers. The median take-home amount in this area is around $64K, and on average, roughly a third of that final number comes from commissions. Overall cash earnings for Electrical Equipment Field Service Engineers stretch from $43K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,174 - $85,790
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,714
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50%
90%

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$17.56 - $36.80
(Median)
$18
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,174 - $85,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $4,122  
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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$43,053 - $92,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.56 - $36.80  
   
Overtime
$25.63 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $4,122  
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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$43,053 - $92,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Job Description for Field Service Engineer, Electrical Equipment

Field service engineers for electrical equipment are generally hired by companies that use a large amount of electrical equipment; these companies can range from those that provide maintenance for their products to those that require a field service engineer to ensure their own equipment is kept in good condition. The field service engineer performs maintenance, repairs, installation, and removals of various types of equipment as required by their company. They should have a good understanding of the repair and maintenance practices of the company. This varies from company to company; for example, the engineer may need to know how to perform maintenance on ATMs or on air conditioners or on computers or on another type of equipment.

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Field Service Engineer, Electrical Equipment Tasks

  • Estimate time and cost to complete installations, maintenance, and repairs to electrical systems and components.
  • Investigate equipment failures to diagnose defective equipment.
  • Provide technical and customer support for installed electrical systems.
  • Maintain and inventory equipment used to perform installations, repairs, and maintenance.

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Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer, Electrical Equipment


Electrical Equipment Field Service Engineers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Systems Troubleshooting, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and Electronic Troubleshooting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Troubleshooting. Those proficient in Electronic Troubleshooting are, more often than not, also skilled in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer, Electrical Equipment

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $58K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $72K. Electrical Equipment Field Service Engineers bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Electrical Equipment Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Electrical Equipment Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$64,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%
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