Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (just under one in three on average) of overall compensation for Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, and the median take-home for this group lies near $67K. Total cash compensation to Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers bottoms out near $46K and approaches $93K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the individual firm are driving factors as well. The majority of Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,784 - $84,652
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,394
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$20.54 - $39.13
(Median)
$21
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,784 - $84,652  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,180  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $5,068  
Commission
$1,174 - $25,080  
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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$46,450 - $93,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.54 - $39.13  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $61.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,180  
   
Commission
$1,174 - $25,080  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $5,068  
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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$46,450 - $93,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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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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 $85K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment


Survey results show that Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Customer Relationship Management, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Most people familiar with System Repair also know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $56K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $64K on average. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $79K.

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries



National Average
$67,000



Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries






System Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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