$65,713
Avg. Salary
$28.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,089

Bonus

$2,955

Profit Sharing

$2,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Field Service Engineer is $28.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Field Service Engineer is $65,713 per year.

$19.01
10%
$28.29
50%
$38.40
90%
MEDIAN $28.29
$48k
10%
$66k
50%
$89k
90%
MEDIAN $65,713
$48,452 - $88,617
$48K
$66K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,713
10%
50%
90%

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$19.01 - $38.40
$19
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $28.29
10%
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90%

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$0$91K
Salary $48,452 - $88,617
Bonus $502 - $9,415
Profit Sharing $496 - $7,626
Commission $309 - $10,850
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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$46,915 - $91,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,312
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $19.01 - $38.40
Hourly Tips $3.68
Overtime $27.77 - $58.44
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $502 - $9,415
Commission $309 - $10,850
Profit Sharing $496 - $7,626
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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$46,915 - $91,535
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,124

Job Description for Field Service Engineer

Field service engineers work with their hands to fix what is broken, primarily in electronic installation and scheduling maintenance and malfunctions, and most days are spent traveling from one work-site to another to resolve the electrical problems or situations that arise. They work with several types of tools and machinery in these situations, both indoors and outdoors, and most work alone or in small teams with two to three others depending on the employer.

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Field Service Engineer Tasks
  • Provide technical and customer support for installed telecommunications systems.
  • Estimate time and cost to complete installations, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Prepare and submit accurate documentation of services provided.
  • Investigate equipment failures to diagnose defective systems.

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Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Field Service Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Field Service Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Field Service Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 725 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Field Service Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 548 salaries. An experienced Field Service Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 584 salaries. A Field Service 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 306 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,679

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

Field Service Engineer Reviews

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

Field Service Engineer in San Jose:
"Traffic/commute, high cost of living."
Pros: Town where I grew up.
Cons: High cost of living/ traffic/ bad roads/taxes.

Field Service Engineer in Baltimore:
"Good."
Pros: Location things to do.
Cons:

Field Service Engineer in Cape Town:
"Gruelling."
Pros: Interactivity with various important and world changing people . Working amongst the elites of our provinces of the country . And everything about it besides the poor pay is good.
Cons: Like I said I cannot sustain myself or a family with the poor pay.

Field Service Engineer in Kansas City:
"All travel."
There was more Foreign travel and travel period than what I was prepared for.

Field Service Engineer in Denver:
"I had to be more timely."
Do your paperwork same day as job.

Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque:
"Field Service Engineer with more than fifteen years of exper."

Field Service Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Get All The Details Up Front."
Make sure you know what you are getting into: some companies view 'field service' differently than others. To some, it is being in the field (traditional); to others, it is more of a technical service position and you don't see as much of the field as you do a desk (non-traditional). Also, some field service positions consist of everything from startups/installs to retrofits and troubleshooting, while others don't have all of those items. If you enjoy a lot of travel, a bit of stress here and there, and working directly with external customers, field service can be a lot of fun.

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Key Stats for Field Service Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 602 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Field Service Engineer Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$67,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 602 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%