Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $68K per year on average but can range from $50K to $97K per year. In the world of Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $97K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,321 - $90,668
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$68K
$91K
MEDIAN: $67,803
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$20.24 - $40.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,321 - $90,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $7,830  
Commission
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$49,839 - $97,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.24 - $40.89  
   
Overtime
$29.12 - $62.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Commission
$5,087  
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $7,830  
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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$49,839 - $97,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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Job Description for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment

A field service engineer for medical equipment's main responsibility is to service, repair, and install new and older medical equipment. They also have to write full service reports and complete all paperwork associated with each service call. The field service engineer for medical equipment may need to train other engineers, as well as communicate relevant feedback to the proper departments related to equipment performance. Additionally, they must troubleshoot issues related to medical equipment, providing a high-quality customer service experience. This is generally a full-time position, although overtime and alternative hours may be required depending on the needs of the business. Travel is generally needed in this position, and heavy lifting may be required from time to time.

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Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Tasks

  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Inspect, test, and repair medical and related equipment following manufacturers' specifications, using test and analysis instruments.
  • Study technical manuals and attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or service such as cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment.

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Philips Medical Systems offers the largest salaries in town — $80K on average.

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Equipment Maintenance, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Troubleshooting. Those proficient in System Repair are, more often than not, also skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment

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


For Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $60K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $65K. For Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $82K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,994

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For Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Portland (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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