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Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $61K annually. Total cash compensation to Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers approaches anywhere from $47K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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MEDIAN: $28.00
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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  
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  
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 , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Customer Relationship Management , and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 17 percent, 15 percent, 11 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Those familiar with System Repair also tend to 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $56K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $78K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; approximately one-half of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining just over one in five.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$64,000
Chicago
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For Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+7 percent) and Atlanta (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries

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$64,000

Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 139 votes.

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%