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Working As A Field Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Field Engineer Do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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How To Become A Field Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Field Engineer Career Paths

Field Engineer
Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
9 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Supervisor Superintendent
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Engineer Design Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Systems Administrator Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Service Manager
Regional Service Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Consultant Senior Project Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Supervisor Superintendent
Project And Field Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Technical Support Engineer Technical Support Manager
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Consultant Senior Business Analyst
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Maintenance Supervisor Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Network Administrator Senior Technologist Senior Field Engineer
Field Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Service Manager Regional Service Manager
Area Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Mechanical Engineer Project Lead Engineer
Lead Engineer And Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Estimator Superintendent Mechanical Superintendent
Area Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Telecom Engineer 3.4 years
Field Engineer 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Field Engineer
Internship 9.1%
Technician 6.8%
Engineer 6.4%
Supervisor 3.5%
Manager 2.9%
Top Careers After Field Engineer
Engineer 6.4%
Consultant 3.8%
Technician 3.6%
Owner 3.6%
Manager 2.8%

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Field Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

84.7%

Female

7.7%

Unknown

7.5%
Ethnicity

White

57.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.7%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

8.6%

Unknown

5.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.2%

French

9.2%

Arabic

7.8%

Carrier

6.1%

Portuguese

4.0%

German

3.9%

Italian

2.4%

Chinese

2.2%

Hindi

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Japanese

1.4%

Dakota

1.2%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Korean

1.0%

Cantonese

1.0%

Urdu

1.0%

Thai

0.7%

Turkish

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%
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Field Engineer Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

12.3%

University of Phoenix

9.6%

Texas Tech University

7.3%

Pennsylvania State University

6.8%

University of Houston

6.1%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

5.5%

Colorado School of Mines

4.5%

Oklahoma State University

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.3%

University of Oklahoma

4.3%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

4.2%

Community College of the Air Force

3.9%

Purdue University

3.7%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.6%

University of Florida

3.6%

Arizona State University

3.4%

West Virginia University

3.3%

Colorado State University

3.2%

Louisiana Tech University

3.1%

More Tech Institute

2.9%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

16.3%

Civil Engineering

13.7%

Mechanical Engineering

11.5%

Business

10.0%

Construction Management

6.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.1%

Petroleum Engineering

4.9%

Computer Science

4.8%

Chemical Engineering

3.8%

Engineering

3.3%

Information Technology

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

3.0%

Computer Networking

2.6%

Project Management

2.4%

Management

2.2%

Geology

1.7%

Industrial Technology

1.6%

Computer Engineering

1.4%

Industrial Engineering

1.3%

General Studies

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.1%

Other

20.0%

Masters

14.7%

Associate

11.4%

Certificate

3.7%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.2%
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Highest Paying City
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Highest Paying State
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Avg Experience Level
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How much does a Field Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Field Engineer in the United States is $77,209 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $53,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $111,000.

Real Field Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA May 07, 2016 $153,750 -
$173,750
Premier Field Engineer SQL Microsoft Corporation Moraga, CA Jul 28, 2016 $153,750
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA May 16, 2016 $151,875
Field Engineer II Tic-The Industrial Company Richmond, CA Aug 29, 2016 $141,835
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation New York, NY Aug 06, 2015 $140,945
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation Edison, NJ Sep 10, 2015 $139,360
Premier Field Engineer Sccm Microsoft Corporation Mountain House, CA Jul 16, 2016 $138,367
Premier Field Engineer Active Directory Microsoft Corporation Fremont, CA Jan 08, 2016 $136,900
Premier Field Engineer, Active Directory Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA Jun 27, 2016 $136,900 -
$156,900
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA Jul 14, 2015 $135,400
Premier Field Engineer Lync Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA Sep 18, 2015 $135,400
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA Jun 17, 2015 $135,400
Principal Field Engineer Mark Logic Corporation New York, NY Mar 07, 2016 $135,000 -
$160,000
Field Engineer II Kiewit Offshore Services, Ltd. Ingleside, TX Oct 19, 2015 $98,715
Premier Field Engineer* Microsoft Corporation Chicago, IL Dec 21, 2015 $97,000 -
$117,000
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation Chicago, IL Aug 11, 2015 $97,000
Field Engineer General Baker Hughes Incorporated Midland, TX Sep 02, 2015 $96,500
Premier Field Engineer Microsoft Corporation Issaquah, WA Jan 19, 2015 $96,040
Field Engineer General-WLE Baker Hughes, Inc. Broussard, LA Feb 04, 2015 $95,909
Field Engineer-Drives and Controls Tmeic International Corporation Roanoke, VA Mar 06, 2015 $95,414
Field Engineer (Civil) Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 07, 2015 $95,389 -
$112,692
Field Engineer Devcon Construction Inc. Milpitas, CA Apr 01, 2016 $67,933 -
$85,000
Field Engineer Oceaneering International, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 17, 2015 $67,746 -
$81,840
Chief Field Engineer Weeks Marine, Inc. Cranford, NJ Sep 09, 2015 $67,080 -
$72,500
Chief Field Engineer Weeks Marine, Inc. Nederland, TX Sep 09, 2015 $67,080 -
$72,500
Chief Field Engineer Weeks Marine, Inc. Freeport, TX Sep 09, 2015 $67,080 -
$72,500
Field Engineer Bladestone LLC Edwards, CO Oct 20, 2015 $66,784
Field Engineer Mass Electric Construction Co. Houston, TX May 09, 2016 $66,560
Field Engineer Cudd Pressure Control, Inc. Odessa, TX Jul 28, 2015 $66,000

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Top Skills for A Field Engineer

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Customer Service
  3. Technical Support
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  • Conduct and facilitate weekly safety meetings with representatives of all 26 subcontractors.
  • Recognized for outstanding contributions; retained a 100% Customer Service Satisfaction rating, which facilitated ongoing business and customer retention.
  • Provided technical support through root-cause analysis, providing answers to customers and refining processes, resulting in flawless execution.
  • Install local and network printers, hard drives, video cards, RAM, power supplies and motherboards.
  • Consulted with local government officials to coordinate the construction of fiber optic telecommunications networks.

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