$62,073
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,928

Profit Sharing

$2,941

Commission

$1,546
For Field Engineers, yearly average wages total $62K annually. Overall cash earnings of Field Engineers stretch from $45K to $89K; the final number can encompass up to $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with some enjoying commissions of almost $40K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most Field Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,414 - $84,263
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MEDIAN: $62,073
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$15.87 - $41.65
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$0$90K
Salary $47,414 - $84,263
Bonus $484 - $10,595
Profit Sharing $197 - $10,019
Commission $513 - $8,966
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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$44,367 - $90,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,714
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $15.87 - $41.65
Hourly Tips $0.36
Overtime $23.46 - $61.88
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $484 - $10,595
Commission $513 - $8,966
Profit Sharing $197 - $10,019
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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$44,367 - $90,296
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 762

Job Description for Field Engineer

A field engineer's responsibilities are highly specialized to the profession. They must have a comprehensive understanding of technological services and the specific machines and mechanisms of the company, as much of the position requires installing, replacing, or providing maintenance on these machines. A field engineer has a mobile job, meaning that the individual will travel often to different locations to identify weak areas in the mechanisms used across the company, report these to an administrative official, and repair or replace parts needed as necessary. In addition, a master field engineer must be able to work with other engineers in order to design modifications, changes, or additions to current machines and mechanisms so that maximum efficiency, safety, and durability can be achieved. Field engineers may also verify prototypes of products, develop test programs and procedures for the technology that they work on, and examine products for design flaws.

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Field Engineer Tasks

  • Provide technical support for projects including design, installation, maintenance, testing, evaluation and operation of systems.
  • Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine project recommendations.
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, and systems to ensure accordance to specifications, safety standards, and quality standards.
  • Design, implement, maintain and improve instruments, electronic components, equipment or systems.
  • Offer technical, operational, and administrative information, and resolution of technical issues to customers and staff.

Popular Employer Salaries for Field Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Field Engineers include Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc., Turner Construction Company, Schlumberger, General Electric (GE) Energy, and General Electric Co (GE). Field Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where the average salary comes to $92K. Field Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Baker Hughes Inc (+$83K), General Electric Co (GE) (+$79K), and General Electric (GE) Energy (+$78K).

Lockheed Martin Corp, Turner Construction Company, and PCL Construction, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($60K, $62K, and $64K respectively).

Common Career Paths for Field Engineer


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Though some Field Engineers move into positions like Petroleum Engineer (where the average salary is $103K), this progression is not the norm. Project Engineers or Construction Project Managers are common next-step roles for Field Engineers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Project Engineers is $5K higher on average, and it's $7K higher for Construction Project Managers.

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Popular Skills for Field Engineer


Survey results imply that Field Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Engineering Design, Test Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician and AutoCAD. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Construction Estimating and Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Field Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Field Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 1,130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Field Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Field Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 248 salaries. A Field Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 149 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,019

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

Field Engineers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Field Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Denver and 4 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Field Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Field Engineer?

Field Engineer in Houston:
"Field engr."
Pros: Field work.
Cons: Hours.

Field Engineer in San Jose:
"Eh."
Pros: Clean, and safe.
Cons: Everything else.

Field Engineer in Salt Lake City:
"Constant Change."
Pros: Giving me the experience to grow with the company and helping it change for the better.
Cons: Ownership micro manages too much.

Field Engineer in Nashville:
Pros: Independent.
Cons: Stress, management.

Field Engineer in Flint:
"Small company Field Engineer."
Pros: Providing a service and product to Armed Forces Veterans so they can keep their independence and mobility.
Cons: The uncertainty of available work and lack of company resources.

Field Engineer in Louisville:
"Chemical Engineer Entry Level."
Pros: The hands on experience.
Cons: The driving distance.

Field Engineer in Atlanta:
"Doing construction layout, and project management."
Pros: Getting to work in the field and see your project grow.
Cons: The hours are extreme and so is the stress.

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Key Stats for Field Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 490 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Field Engineer Salaries

▲18%

▲13%

▲8%

National Average
$63,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Field Engineer Salaries









▼0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼1%



▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 490 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%