$65,560
Avg. Salary
$28.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,069

Profit Sharing

$2,941

Commission

$3,025

The average pay for a Field Service Engineer is $28.17 per hour.

The average pay for a Field Service Engineer is $65,560 per year.

$48k
10%
$66k
50%
$88k
90%
MEDIAN $65,560
$48,382 - $88,260
$48K
$66K
$88K
MEDIAN: $65,560
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50%
90%

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$18.86 - $38.23
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$28
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MEDIAN: $28.17
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$0$91K
Salary $48,382 - $88,260
Bonus $501 - $9,066
Profit Sharing $478 - $7,416
Commission $500 - $11,000
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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$46,843 - $91,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,360
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $18.86 - $38.23
Hourly Tips $3.68
Overtime $27.46 - $58.41
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $501 - $9,066
Commission $500 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $478 - $7,416
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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$46,843 - $91,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,137

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

  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Inspect, test, and repair equipment following manufacturers' specifications, using test and analysis instruments.
  • Study technical manuals and attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or service such as cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment.

Field Service Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$97K

$78,018

$72,748

Siemens
19 profiles
$71,287

$65,941

$69,678

$62,026

$69,531

$70,717

$64,819

$66,172

Common Career Paths for Field Service Engineer


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At the upper end, Field Service Engineers who move into a Senior Field Engineer role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $76K per year. It is not uncommon for a Field Service Engineer to continue on to become a Medical Equipment Field Service Engineer or a Semiconductor Field Service Engineer.

Field Service Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Field Service Engineer


Field Service Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Mechanical Tool Repair, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Service and Computer Hardware Technician. The majority of those who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know System Repair, Technical Services, and Troubleshooting.

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: $66,532

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

For those looking to make money, Field Service Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Field Service Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+8 percent), San Diego (+8 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. Workers in Atlanta and Hillsboro earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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 586 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

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 586 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%