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Field Service Engineer Salary

Though nationally Field Service Engineers make an average $62K annually, those in this field can find the most generous pay at Lam Research Incorporated, 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 $75K. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,217 - $82,709
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $62,211
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50%
90%

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$17.52 - $36.41
(Median)
$18
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,217 - $82,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,066  
Profit Sharing
$483.39 - $6,932  
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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$42,062 - $86,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,314
National Hourly Rate 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$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $36.41  
   
Overtime
$24.67 - $55.67  
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 - $9,066  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$483.39 - $6,932  
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).
)
$42,062 - $86,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 601

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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 who become Senior Field Engineers position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $76K per year. The most common career progression for Field Service Engineers leads to becoming a Medical Equipment Field Service Engineer, where pay is typically $62K. However, many Field Service Engineers also opt to become Field Service Engineer, Semiconductors, a position that pays $65K on average.

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Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer


Field Service Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Electronic Equipment Installation, Customer Relationship Management, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computer Hardware Technician, Computer Service, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. For most people, competency in Electronic Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $57K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Field Service Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Field Service Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+14 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Hillsboro ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (8 percent less) and Atlanta (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer Salaries


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Electronic Equipment Installation
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Technical Services
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Equipment Maintenance
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National Average
$64,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Customer Service
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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
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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