Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $64,488 per year. Compensation ranges from $46,968 on the low end to $90,008 per year on the high end. Total cash compensation runs from around $45,511 to approximately $83,343, including potential for up to $8,812 each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some receiving commissions as high as $24K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. In this profession, nearly all individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. Most Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary (?
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$45,511 - $83,343
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MEDIAN: $61,068
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Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary (?
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$19.98 - $37.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,511 - $83,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,812  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $5,011  
Commission
$991 - $24,443  
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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$46,968 - $90,008  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.98 - $37.96  
   
Overtime
$14.27 - $58.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,812  
   
Commission
$991 - $24,443  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $5,011  
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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$46,968 - $90,008  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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

Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 15 percent, 11 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know 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, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Standard salaries begin at $56K and can reach $63K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $77K after 10 to 20 years. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $78K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 22 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$64,000
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Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+7 percent) and Atlanta (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries

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$64,000

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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%
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