Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $66K, just under one in three of overall earnings for Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers arrives through commissions. Final cash compensation to Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers varies from around $46K to approximately $93K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $5K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,725 - $84,325
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$84K
MEDIAN: $62,329
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$20.64 - $38.83
(Median)
$21
$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
$44,725 - $84,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,289  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $5,081  
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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$46,348 - $92,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.64 - $38.83  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $61.02  
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 - $8,289  
   
Commission
$1,174 - $25,080  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $5,081  
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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$46,348 - $92,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 14 percent. 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.


Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $64K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $56K. On average, Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers make $73K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $79K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 91 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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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