Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers earn an average of $25.00 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,536 - $117,446
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MEDIAN: $49,500
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$13.95 - $51.06
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Salary
$30,536 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$3,450  
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$31,389 - $104,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $51.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$19.26 - $49.32  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,450  
   
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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$31,389 - $104,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment

Networking equipment field service engineers plan and create network infrastructure throughout a given area. Routers, firewalls, various computer servers, and software and hardware are all handled by these engineers. When networking equipment is malfunctioning or needs to be installed, the networking equipment field service engineer must troubleshoot these issues and resolve them in a timely matter. These engineers are also responsible for educating professionals who are in contact with or work near the networking machinery, as well as conducting preventative maintenance for equipment. Networking equipment field service engineers also need to document all maintenance and repair work that they perform, as well as test repairs to ensure that all equipment is working after repairs are completed.

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Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment Tasks

  • Plan, design, and troubleshoot local and wide area network infrastructure, including routers, firewalls, switches, gateways, DNS servers, DHCP servers, clustering solutions, and related hardware, software, and services.
  • Test and document system behavior, performance, and security.
  • Providing tier 4 support and network disaster recovery expertise.

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Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Network Engineers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Network Engineer earn a slightly higher median of $65K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $73K. Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $54K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Key Stats for Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$56,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment Salaries

Network Support
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 17%

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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