"customer service," "technical support," and "product knowledge" aren't the only skills we found field technical representatives list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of field technical representative responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a field technical representative. We found that 51.3% of field technical representatives have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 5.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most field technical representatives have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six field technical representatives were not college graduates.
Those field technical representatives who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or electrical engineering degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for field technical representatives include computer science degrees or electrical engineering technology degrees.
Once you're ready to become a field technical representative, you should explore the companies that typically hire field technical representatives. According to field technical representative resumes that we searched through, field technical representatives are hired the most by Advance Auto Parts, Pactiv, and McGraw-Hill Education. Currently, Advance Auto Parts has 11 field technical representative job openings, while there are 4 at Pactiv and 3 at McGraw-Hill Education.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, field technical representatives tend to earn the biggest salaries at Advance Auto Parts, DXC Technology, and Arrow Electronics. Take Advance Auto Parts for example. The median field technical representative salary is $90,458. At DXC Technology, field technical representatives earn an average of $81,570, while the average at Arrow Electronics is $81,530. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire field technical representatives from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Apple, Teleperformance, and Dell.
For the most part, field technical representatives make their living in the manufacturing and technology industries. Field technical representatives tend to make the most in the telecommunication industry with an average salary of $72,373. The field technical representative annual salary in the manufacturing and insurance industries generally make $72,247 and $66,914 respectively. Additionally, field technical representatives who work in the telecommunication industry make 54.0% more than field technical representatives in the professional Industry.