Entry-Level Field Service Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Field Service Engineers take home an average $58K annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers. Ranging between $40K near the bottom and $77K near the top, total earnings can include up to $8K from bonuses and up to $6K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $15K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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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90%

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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 (?
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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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Beckman Coulter Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,979

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), San Jose (+11 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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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