Field Service Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Field Service Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $62K per year nationwide. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Field Service Engineers. Ranging between $42K near the bottom and $86K near the top, total earnings can include up to $9K from bonuses and up to $6K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $20K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,244 - $82,876

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$17.66 - $36.43

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,244 - $82,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,575  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $6,082  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$42,210 - $86,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.66 - $36.43  
   
Overtime
$24.73 - $55.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,575  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $6,082  
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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$42,210 - $86,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 643
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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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As Field Service Engineers make advancements in their career path to positions such as Senior Field Engineer, their salaries may climb. Senior Field Engineers make $76K annually on average. Going from Field Service Engineer to Medical Equipment Field Service Engineer is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Medical Equipment Field Service Engineers is $62K. Many others choose to work as Field Service Engineer, Semiconductors, where pay is typically $65K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Field Service Engineer


Many Field Service Engineers can be found at General Electric (GE) Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Siemens, and General Electric Co (GE), firms that are at the top of the field. For Field Service Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Lam Research Incorporated; in fact, median earnings sit around $83K, the highest in the area. Soaring salaries can also be found at General Electric Co (GE), Danaher Corporation, and Carl Zeiss, where earnings of $78K, $77K, or $77K are standard for Field Service Engineers.

Other low-paying employers include Beckman Coulter Inc at $64K and Agilent Technologies at $65K, though some Field Service Engineers there earn up to $100K.

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer


Field Service Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Electronic Equipment Installation, Customer Relationship Management, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Equipment Maintenance, Computer Hardware Technician, and Computer Service. Most people who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Technical Services, System Repair, and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $65K. On average, Field Service Engineers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Field Service Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), San Jose (+10 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Cincinnati and 6 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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Systems Troubleshooting
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Customer Service
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$64,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Technical Services
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Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 376 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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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