Average Field Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Field Engineer is $63,138.
MEDIAN $63,138
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$49k - $85k
$492 - $10k
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$245 - $10k
$515 - $10k
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$45k - $90k

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Job Description for Field Engineer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Field Engineer are from the companies Turner Construction Company, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. and Schlumberger. Reported salaries are highest at Schlumberger where the average pay is $70,751. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and PCL Construction, Inc., earning around $68,232 and $64,617, respectively. Whiting-Turner pays the lowest at around $61,801. Turner Construction Company and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,832 and $62,852, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Field Engineer

Skills in Project Management and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Site Inspection, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Engineer

An entry-level Field Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,601 based on 522 salaries. An early career Field Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,807 based on 1,696 salaries. A mid-career Field Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,435 based on 496 salaries. An experienced Field Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,945 based on 406 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,842.
Employees with Field Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (3.0% less), Dallas, Texas (1.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.9% less).

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