$62,363
Avg. Salary
$25.44
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,927

Bonus

$2,921

Profit Sharing

$1,546

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Field Engineer is $25.44 per hour.

The average pay for a Field Engineer is $62,363 per year.

$15.90
10%
$25.44
50%
$41.35
90%
MEDIAN $25.44
$48k
10%
$62k
50%
$85k
90%
MEDIAN $62,363
$48,014 - $84,515
$48K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,363
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50%
90%

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$15.90 - $41.35
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MEDIAN: $25.44
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$0$90K
Salary $48,014 - $84,515
Bonus $412 - $10,994
Profit Sharing $200 - $9,948
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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$44,717 - $90,293
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,635
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $15.90 - $41.35
Hourly Tips $0.36
Overtime $23.23 - $61.01
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $412 - $10,994
Commission $513 - $8,966
Profit Sharing $200 - $9,948
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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$44,717 - $90,293
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 753

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: $63,179

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 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.

Field Engineer in Miami:
Look for bigger companies with better benefits... Move to texas!!

Field Engineer in Knoxville:
"Get A Degree In Your Field."
I came through a trades apprenticeship. While that has been VERY useful, I think a degree in some construction field would've been more helpful if it was combined with the field experience.

Field Engineer in Spokane:
"Am I Paid What I Am Worth?"
Ask questions until you are sure you understand. Be ready to take on anything. Look at problems as opportunity's to grow, adapt and overcome.

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Key Stats for Field Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 499 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Field Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲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%



▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 499 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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