Entry-Level Field Service Engineer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Total cash incomes of Entry-Level Field Service Engineers run from $41K to $79K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K, profit sharing that reaches $6K, and some commissions of nearly $15K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Entry-Level Field Service Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$42,412 - $75,226
$42K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,644
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90%

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$17.35 - $31.34
$17
$25
$31
MEDIAN: $24.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,412 - $75,226  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $8,213  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $6,082  
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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$41,316 - $78,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 519
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.35 - $31.34  
   
Overtime
$26.30 - $49.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$198.66 - $8,213  
   
Commission
$304.10 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $6,082  
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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$41,316 - $78,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 219

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The biggest paychecks can be found at Beckman Coulter Inc — the median salary there is $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,510

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

Entry-Level Field Service Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Entry-Level Field Service Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+10 percent), San Jose (+8 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Pittsburgh (+5 percent). Hillsboro is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New York and Chandler (8 percent lower).

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 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲9%


Technical Services
▲2%

Customer Service
▲1%

System Repair
▼0%

Troubleshooting
▼0%

Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼0%

National Average
$60,000


Electronic Equipment Installation
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼4%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼6%

Computer Hardware Technician
▼11%

Computer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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