Field Service Supervisor Salary

For Field Service Supervisors, the fattest paychecks can be found in the Golden State; the three highest-paying cities in the field are San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego. Final cash compensation to Field Service Supervisors varies from around $35K to approximately $87K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority of Field Service Supervisors (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Field Service Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,465 - $85,461
(Median)
$38K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,481
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90%

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$13.63 - $32.10
(Median)
$14
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,465 - $85,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,248  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
Commission
$590 - $10,174  
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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$34,813 - $87,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $32.10  
   
Overtime
$18.97 - $48.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,248  
   
Commission
$590 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$34,813 - $87,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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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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While not commonly seen, Field Service Supervisors who transition into a Construction Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Project Managers is $70K per year. However, becoming a Operations Manager or Field Services Manager is a more frequent transition for Field Service Supervisors.

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Popular Skills for Field Service Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Field Service Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting, Technical Services, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 7 percent, and 3 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. Most people familiar with Customer Service also 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $58K. Field Service Supervisors bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


California cities San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego are lucrative areas for Field Service Supervisors, where pay is not only higher than the national average but also represents the three highest-paid areas in the country. Location significantly influences compensation, with Cincinnati Field Service Supervisors earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Raleigh (20 percent less) and Atlanta (12 percent less).

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Experience Affects Field Service Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Field Service Supervisor Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Project Management
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People Management
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National Average
$58,000

Customer Service
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 21%

Maintenance
up arrow 22%

Training
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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