What does a Field Technician do?

A field service technician is responsible for helping clients install, repair, and maintain equipment. They are responsible for showing customers how to use their equipment. A few of the main duties of a field service technician are troubleshooting the equipment, advising the customer on how to use the equipment, building relationships with customers, and following company procedures. They also have to create reports of the customer service calls. Some of the jobs titles that a field service technician could grow into are office manager and head field service technician.

A field service technician should have two years of experience in a similar role as well as a High School diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a field service technician will have is great attention to detail. Another skill is self motivated as the field service technician will have to work independently at the customer's establishment or house.

  • Create reports of the customers they serviced that day
  • Follow all of the company's procedures
  • Demonstrate how to use the equipment
  • Troubleshoot any problems the customers are having
  • Meet all of the appointments in a given day
  • Respond quickly to customer problems
  • Advise customers on the equipment
  • Make equipment recommendations to customers
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to lift up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand on your feet up to 8 hours a day
  • Great communication skills to work with customers
  • Amazing problem solving skills
  • A technical degree is preferable
  • Ability to diagnose problems with equipment
  • Great mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to communicate in English
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Field Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$49,649 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $50K
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Senior Field Service Technician
May 14, 2021

“Haven't got a raise was promised 90 day review and then annual ones after.”

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Field Service Technician
Sep. 8, 2019

“No pay raise!!!!!!!!!!!! Years none”

Tri Wire Engineering SolutionsTri Wire Engineering Solutions
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Dec. 3, 2020

“Awesome to work and great energy”

Field Service Technician
Jan. 27, 2021

“Health insurance stayed the same paycheck contribution post merger but it got significantly worse in quality and cost per visit.”

United RentalsUnited Rentals
Senior Field Service Technician
Sep. 19, 2021

“Overall its the best place to work and they really are compassionate about their people.”

Field Service Technician
Aug. 1, 2019

“We have a pretty flexible schedule that allows us to work and have a family life at the same time.”

Field Service Technician
May 21, 2019

“Union shop OT is good benefits are top notch”

Brame SpecialtyBrame Specialty
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Jan. 27, 2021

“Pay is decent but not great”

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