Field Service Supervisor Salary

The majority of Field Service Supervisors in the United States — approximately one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $86K per year, and the median is $58K per year. Total cash earnings of Field Service Supervisors range from $35K on the low end to $86K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Field Service Supervisors is high. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men make up the vast majority of Field Service Supervisors (88 percent) who took the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,823 - $83,467
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,966
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$14.10 - $33.47
(Median)
$14
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,823 - $83,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,070  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,072  
Commission
$700  
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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$34,660 - $86,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $33.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.79  
Overtime
$18.37 - $50.26  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,070  
   
Commission
$700  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,072  
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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$34,660 - $86,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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Job Description for Field Service Supervisor

Field service supervisors hold a top-level field service position, with exact tasks varying greatly by company and position. Generally, these individuals perform field service tasks, as well as manage other employees and handle logistical operations. They often play a part in the hiring process and help train new employees. Field service supervisors' work environment varies greatly, but it may be stressful and/or hazardous. These professionals generally work alongside subordinates in the field, with travel to other locations for meetings with management needed. The supervisor's hours vary from project to project, and overtime should be expected regularly during peak seasons.

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Field Service Supervisor Tasks

  • Supervise employees in the field service team.
  • Identify, assess and prioritize service calls on equipment.
  • Ensure quality control of work performed in designated territory.
  • Report complete and accurate information on service log and communicate with upper management.

Common Career Paths for Field Service Supervisor


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Field Service Supervisors sometimes assume positions such as Construction Project Managers. That role pays $70K per year on average. A more common career path for Field Service Supervisors is stepping into the role of Operations Manager or Field Services Manager.

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Popular Skills for Field Service Supervisor


Survey results imply that Field Service Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting and Technical Services are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Maintenance and Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Field Service Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Field Service Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Field Service Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,140

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

For Field Service Supervisors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Field Service Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+18 percent), New York (+10 percent), San Jose (+9 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cincinnati Field Service Supervisors earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Raleigh and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Field Service Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Field Service Supervisor?

Field Service Supervisor in Pittsburgh:
"Work flexibility, high stress, lots of driving."
Pros: I enjoy the fact that I don't have to report at a certain time or have to stay until a certain time. I have great flexibility with my work schedule and my boss is awesome.
Cons: Lots of driving that makes its toll on my personal vehicle. Can be high stress. Have a work cell phone that I answer emails and texts late. Can be long hours if the job calls for it.

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Experience Affects Field Service Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$58,000



Skills That Affect Field Service Supervisor Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 24%


Project Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$58,000

People Management
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 21%

Maintenance
up arrow 22%

Training
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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