Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment Salary

Male Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $55K annually in the United States. Work is enjoyable for Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,266 - $88,543
(Median)
$32K
$55K
$89K
MEDIAN: $54,593
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90%

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$13.94 - $38.44
(Median)
$14
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$32,266 - $88,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$1,502  
Total Pay (?
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$31,393 - $87,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $38.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$20.88 - $58.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,502  
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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$31,393 - $87,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment

Networking equipment field service engineers plan and create network infrastructure throughout a given area. Routers, firewalls, various computer servers, and software and hardware are all handled by these engineers. When networking equipment is malfunctioning or needs to be installed, the networking equipment field service engineer must troubleshoot these issues and resolve them in a timely matter. These engineers are also responsible for educating professionals who are in contact with or work near the networking machinery, as well as conducting preventative maintenance for equipment. Networking equipment field service engineers also need to document all maintenance and repair work that they perform, as well as test repairs to ensure that all equipment is working after repairs are completed.

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Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment Tasks

  • Providing tier 4 support and network disaster recovery expertise.
  • Test and document system behavior, performance, and security.
  • Plan, design, and troubleshoot local and wide area network infrastructure, including routers, firewalls, switches, gateways, DNS servers, DHCP servers, clustering solutions, and related hardware, software, and services.

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Many Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers move into Network Engineer roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $64K per year.

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Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Network Support, Windows Operating System General Use, and IT Security & Infrastructure can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include IT Security & Infrastructure and Windows Operating System General Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Networking Equipment Field Service Engineers bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $54K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer, Networking Equipment Salaries

Network Support
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National Average
$54,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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