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Field Service Engineer Salary

Male Field Service Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $62K per year in the United States. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $9K, $7K, and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Field Service Engineers can bottom out near $42K or top out at around $87K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. For the most part, Field Service Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,217 - $82,791
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $62,300
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$17.55 - $36.39
(Median)
$18
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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 - $82,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,264  
Profit Sharing
$484.19 - $6,851  
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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$42,090 - $86,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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
$17.55 - $36.39  
   
Overtime
$24.70 - $55.76  
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 - $9,264  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$484.19 - $6,851  
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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$42,090 - $86,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 607
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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. 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 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. Lam Research Incorporated offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $83K. Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Danaher Corporation ($77K), Carl Zeiss ($77K), and General Electric Co (GE) ($75K).

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Philips Medical Systems. Their employees earn $65K on average.

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer


Field Service Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Hardware Technician, Computer Service, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Those proficient in Electronic Troubleshooting are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For Field Service Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. 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 $71K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Field Service Engineers, 17 percent higher than the national average. Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), San Jose (+11 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Hillsboro. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (8 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

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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
0%

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 375 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
30%
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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