Field Service Engineer Salary

Though nationally Field Service Engineers make an average $62K per year, those in this field can find the most generous pay at Applied Materials Inc, where the average salary is around $83K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Danaher Corporation at $77K, Carl Zeiss at $77K, and General Electric Co (GE), where Field Service Engineers annually earn $73K. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,006 - $83,821
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$84K
MEDIAN: $62,371
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$17.53 - $36.43
(Median)
$18
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,006 - $83,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,179  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $6,787  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$41,899 - $87,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.53 - $36.43  
   
Overtime
$24.86 - $55.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,179  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $6,787  
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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$41,899 - $87,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 583

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Job Description for Field Service Engineer

  • 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 equipment following manufacturers' specifications, using test and analysis instruments.

Common Career Paths for Field Service Engineer


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Field Service Engineers may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Senior Field Engineer, which pays $75K on average annually. The most common promotion for Field Service Engineers is a Medical Equipment Field Service Engineer position, which usually brings in $62K a year. Another standard transition for Field Service Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Semiconductor Field Service Engineer role, where pay is often $65K.

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Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer


Field Service Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Robotics and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Computer Hardware Technician, Computer Service, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed in Technical Services, Troubleshooting, and System Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer

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


Field Service Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $57K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Field Service Engineers make a median salary of $69K. 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 $72K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Field Service Engineers, 13 percent above the national average. Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+12 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Hillsboro. Cincinnati and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer Salaries

Robotics
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Technical Services
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Customer Service
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Systems Troubleshooting
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National Average
$64,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Equipment Maintenance
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System Repair
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Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 379 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%