Field Service Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Field Service Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $63K annually. Total cash compensation for Field Service Engineers runs from $44K to $89K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Field Service Engineers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$44,340 - $85,189
(Median)
$44K
$63K
$85K
MEDIAN: $63,148
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$18.00 - $36.83
(Median)
$18
$27
$37
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,340 - $85,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
Profit Sharing
$490.25 - $6,877  
Commission
$450.00 - $15,000  
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).
)
$43,611 - $89,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,651
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $36.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.83  
Overtime
$25.94 - $57.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
   
Commission
$450.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$490.25 - $6,877  
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).
)
$43,611 - $89,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 757
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Field Service Engineers may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Senior Field Engineer, which pays $76K on average annually. A Field Service Engineer may also move into a role as a Medical Equipment Field Service Engineer or a Semiconductor Field Service Engineer.

Field Service Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Field Service Engineer


General Electric (GE) Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems, Siemens, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Field Service Engineers. Lam Research Incorporated offers the largest salaries in town — $85K on average. General Electric Co (GE), Siemens, and Carl Zeiss are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Field Service Engineers earning around $80K, $79K, or $73K at each firm, respectively.

Philips Medical Systems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Beckman Coulter Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $65K, $65K, and $66K.

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer


Field Service Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Equipment Maintenance, Electronic Equipment Installation, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


Field Service Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Field Service Engineers make a median salary of $70K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,667

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Field Service Engineers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+14 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Employers in Cincinnati and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Field Service Engineer Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Electronic Equipment Installation
up arrow 3%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Systems Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$65,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Technical Services
up arrow 1%

System Repair
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 410 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
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
ADVERTISEMENT