Entry-Level Field Service Engineer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers come in at around $58K per year on average. Total incomes of Entry-Level Field Service Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $8K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $40K and $77K. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Field Service Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,269 - $74,645
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$75K
MEDIAN: $57,678
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$16.76 - $30.19
(Median)
$17
$24
$30
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,269 - $74,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,966  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $6,040  
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,544  
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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$39,828 - $77,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 646
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.76 - $30.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$23.16 - $46.52  
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 - $7,966  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $6,040  
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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$39,828 - $77,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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Those at Beckman Coulter Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,979

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Entry-Level Field Service Engineers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Entry-Level Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), San Jose (+11 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (10 percent lower) and Los Angeles (9 percent lower).

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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 Field Service Engineer Salaries

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

Electronic Equipment Installation
0%

National Average
$58,000

Systems Troubleshooting
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Microsoft Office
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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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 144 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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