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Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers earn an average of $62K per year. Total cash earnings of Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers range from $46K on the low end to $92K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $5K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,773 - $83,556
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$84K
MEDIAN: $61,511
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$20.41 - $38.65
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$30
$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,773 - $83,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,329  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $5,068  
Commission
$1,192 - $24,910  
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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$46,287 - $91,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.41 - $38.65  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $60.20  
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 - $8,329  
   
Commission
$1,192 - $24,910  
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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$46,287 - $91,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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 Skills for Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment


Survey results suggest that Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Customer Relationship Management, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. Most people skilled in System Repair are similarly competent 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 many Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $55K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $63K. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $77K on average.

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%
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