Entry-Level Field Service Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers is around $59K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers stretch from $41K on the lower end to $79K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,524 - $75,047
$43K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,502
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$17.50 - $31.49
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$24
$31
MEDIAN: $24.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,524 - $75,047  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $8,176  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $5,500  
Commission
$304.10 - $14,795  
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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$40,930 - $79,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 497
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $31.49  
   
Overtime
$26.31 - $49.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.96 - $8,176  
   
Commission
$304.10 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $5,500  
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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$40,930 - $79,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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Beckman Coulter Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $67K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,332

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers that is 13 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+10 percent), San Jose (+9 percent), Portland (+7 percent), and Pittsburgh (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Hillsboro and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Field Service Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Field Service Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲11%


Technical Services
▲1%


System Repair
▼0%

Troubleshooting
▼0%

Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%


Electronic Equipment Installation
▼2%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼5%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

Computer Hardware Technician
▼11%

Computer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%