Field Service Technician Salary

The average wage for a Field Service Technician is $19.04 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Industrial Hydraulics.

$31,147 - $69,423
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,635
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$13.07 - $26.82
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,147 - $69,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,954  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,908  
Commission
$487.22 - $15,101  
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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$29,923 - $66,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,041
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $26.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.93  
Overtime
$18.32 - $40.12  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,954  
   
Commission
$487.22 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,908  
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).
)
$29,923 - $66,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,711
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Job Description for Field Service Technician

The field service technician performs different types of support at the customer’s location, such as troubleshooting, setup, and installation of systems and equipment. Daily work logs and service tickets must be filled out and accurate, and there is an element of end user and owner training to the position. Technicians must be able to work face to face with customers on a regular basis, providing training and product support. There is some physical labor involved in being a field technician, and some lifting of equipment.

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Field Service Technician Tasks

  • Provide on-call emergency service as required and maintain communication with the department manager while in the field.
  • Educate customers on preventive maintenance and safety regulations, and provide general customer service on the phone and in person.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair units while in the field.
  • Maintain records of service calls, training, and expenses.

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What is it like working as a Field Service Technician?

Field Service Technician in Walden:
"Field Service Rat race."
Pros: The perks of the job are the freedom to do what you want, when you want. Little micro-management allows you to make your own schedule and work the hours you please.
Cons: Long days. Constantly on call for jobs that require a 6 hour turn around. Upper management making poor decisions. Terrible logistics which majorly effects efficiency.

Field Service Technician in Pleasanton:
"Oil Field Worker."
Pros: Learning new things and working hands on with equipment and workers.
Cons: Gone away from home for long periods of time.

Field Service Technician in Dallas:
"Satisfying Work That Keeps Me Out In The Field."
Pros: Field work. Trust from supervisors. Working on something tangible.
Cons: Travel time. Weekend and night work.

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Experience Affects Field Service Technician Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Field Service Technician Salaries





System Repair
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Technical Services
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Electronic Equipment Installation
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Troubleshooting
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Equipment Maintenance
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Telecommunications
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Maintenance
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National Average
$44,000

Computer Service
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Customer Service
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Network Support
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Computer Hardware Technician
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1199 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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