Field Service Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Field Service Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $65K annually. Total cash compensation for Field Service Engineers runs from $46K to $91K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Field Service Engineers is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,544 - $87,490
$48K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,526
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$18.71 - $37.08
$19
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,544 - $87,490  
   
Bonus
$303.39 - $9,111  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $7,059  
Commission
$600 - $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).
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$46,092 - $90,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.71 - $37.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.73  
Overtime
$28.47 - $57.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$303.39 - $9,111  
   
Commission
$600 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $7,059  
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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$46,092 - $90,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 599

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Job Description for Field Service Engineer

Field service engineers work with their hands to fix what is broken, primarily in electronic installation and scheduling maintenance and malfunctions, and most days are spent traveling from one work-site to another to resolve the electrical problems or situations that arise. They work with several types of tools and machinery in these situations, both indoors and outdoors, and most work alone or in small teams with two to three others depending on the employer.

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Field Service Engineer Tasks

  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Inspect, test, and repair equipment following manufacturers' specifications, using test and analysis instruments.
  • 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.

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. Becoming a Medical Equipment Field Service Engineer or a Semiconductor Field Service Engineer is a common transition from a Field Service Engineer role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Field Service Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Field Service Engineers include General Electric Co (GE), Beckman Coulter Inc, General Electric (GE) Healthcare, Siemens, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Field Service Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Agilent Technologies, where the average salary comes to $88K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Applied Materials Inc, Trumpf, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE), where earnings of $83K, $82K, or $82K are standard for Field Service Engineers.

Also approaching the lower end are Siemens Medical at $68K, Beckman Coulter Inc at $69K, and Rockwell Automation, Inc. at $69K.

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer


Survey results imply that Field Service Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Mechanical Tool Repair, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Service and Computer Hardware Technician. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in System Repair, Technical Services, and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Field Service Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Field Service Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 725 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Field Service Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 548 salaries. An experienced Field Service Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 584 salaries. A Field Service Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 306 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,880

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Surpassing the national average by 12 percent, Field Service Engineers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+8 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Atlanta and Hillsboro (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Field Service Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Field Service Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$66,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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