Field Service Engineer Salary

Field Service Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $65K annually. In the world of Field Service Engineers, total cash compensation ranges from $47K on the lower end to $91K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $9K and profit sharing that approaches $7K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $15K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,320 - $88,535
$48K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,435
10%
50%
90%

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$18.54 - $37.47
$19
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.01
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$0$91K
Salary $48,320 - $88,535
Bonus $250.00 - $9,053
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $7,096
Commission $493.16 - $15,205
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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$46,796 - $91,281
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,285
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $18.54 - $37.47
Hourly Tips $3.79
Overtime $28.00 - $58.54
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $250.00 - $9,053
Commission $493.16 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $7,096
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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$46,796 - $91,281
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 617

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.

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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Field Service Engineer


General Electric Co (GE), Beckman Coulter Inc, General Electric (GE) Healthcare, Siemens, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Field Service Engineers. Field Service Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Agilent Technologies, where the average salary comes to $88K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Applied Materials Inc, Trumpf, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE), where earnings of $83K, $82K, or $82K are standard for Field Service Engineers.

Siemens Medical, Beckman Coulter Inc, and Rockwell Automation, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $68K, $69K, and $69K-paychecks on average.

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: $66,517

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).

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Key Stats for Field Service Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 329 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
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 329 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%