Entry-Level Field Service Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Field Service Engineers can expect wages of $59K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Field Service Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $41K and $80K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Field Service Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,840 - $75,526
$44K
$59K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,800
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$17.33 - $31.89
$17
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $24.49
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$80K
Salary $43,840 - $75,526
Bonus $65.00 - $8,105
Profit Sharing $403.75 - $6,921
Commission $5,000
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).
)
$41,475 - $80,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 524
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.33 - $31.89
Hourly Tips $3.79
Overtime $25.65 - $49.61
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $65.00 - $8,105
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $403.75 - $6,921
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).
)
$41,475 - $80,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 247

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Field Service Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Field Service Engineer


Beckman Coulter Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,883

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

For Entry-Level Field Service Engineers, Boston provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+9 percent), San Jose (+8 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Pittsburgh (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Hillsboro (9 percent lower) and Atlanta (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 Kansas City:
"All travel."
There was more Foreign travel and travel period than what I was prepared for.

Field Service Engineer in Denver:
"I had to be more timely."
Do your paperwork same day as job.

Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque:
"Field Service Engineer with more than fifteen years of exper."

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 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
20%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Field Service Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲10%


System Repair
▼0%

Technical Services
▼0%


National Average
$60,000

Troubleshooting
▼1%

Equipment Maintenance
▼1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼2%


Electronic Equipment Installation
▼3%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼6%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼9%

Computer Service
▼11%

Computer Hardware Technician
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
ADVERTISEMENT