Entry-Level Field Service Engineer Salary

The average Entry-Level Field Service Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $57K annually. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers runs from $39K to $75K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Field Service Engineers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,429 - $73,783

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$16.49 - $29.61

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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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,429 - $73,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $5,781  
Commission
$225.00 - $8,500  
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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$38,972 - $75,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 538
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $29.61  
   
Overtime
$22.82 - $45.60  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$225.00 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $5,781  
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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$38,972 - $75,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers, 19 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), San Jose (+13 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. New York and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 9 percent less than the median.

Field Service Engineer Advice

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Field Service Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Get All The Details Up Front."
Make sure you know what you are getting into: some companies view 'field service' differently than others. To some, it is being in the field (traditional); to others, it is more of a technical service position and you don't see as much of the field as you do a desk (non-traditional). Also, some field service positions consist of everything from startups/installs to retrofits and troubleshooting, while others don't have all of those items. If you enjoy a lot of travel, a bit of stress here and there, and working directly with external customers, field service can be a lot of fun.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Field Service Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Customer Service
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Technical Services
0%

National Average
$57,000

Troubleshooting
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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System Repair
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Computer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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