Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary

Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just over a half of Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers. Salaries average out to around $65K annually and spread from $47K to $95K per year. Total cash compensation for Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers runs from $47K to $95K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,192 - $89,318
(Median)
$47K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,363
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$19.87 - $40.04
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$20
$30
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,192 - $89,318  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,626  
Profit Sharing
$498.89 - $8,054  
Commission
$5,500  
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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$46,842 - $95,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $40.04  
   
Overtime
$17.85 - $62.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,626  
   
Commission
$5,500  
Profit Sharing
$498.89 - $8,054  
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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$46,842 - $95,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment


Philips Medical Systems pays the most with a median salary of $78K, though there is little variation overall ($63K to $97K).

Salaries are easily beat at General Electric (GE) Healthcare, where median pay comes to just $65K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $53K and ending at $81K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment


Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Equipment Maintenance, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 14 percent and 19 percent. 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.


Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $64K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,786

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Portland (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries



National Average
$68,000



Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Nuclear Medicine
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Software Installation & Upgrade
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System Repair
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National Average
$68,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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