What does a Field Technician I 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 I Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,500 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$55K
Median: $68K
$83K
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Field Technician I Career Path

Learn how to become a Field Technician I, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Field Service Technician I
$74,790/yr
L2
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Field Technician I Insights

Read what Field Technician I professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Midwest Environmental ServicesMidwest Environmental Services
Environmental Field Technician
31 Dec 2021

“I make pretty good money and have good hours so there's nothing to complain about”

MilacronMilacron
Field Service Technician
1 Jan 2022

“Some of the machinery is really robust and you meet allot of really good people and customers.”

MakotekMakotek
Field Technician
24 Jun 2020

“Immediate supervisor is one of the best I've worked under as a civilian and Soldier.”

IntralotIntralot
Senior Field Service Technician
14 May 2021

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

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Field Service Technician
8 Sep 2019

“No pay raise!!!!!!!!!!!! Years none”

NielsenNielsen
Field Technician
14 Jun 2021

“starting salary for field rep is roughly 38K but I made 76K in my first year.”

Five Star Pest ControlFive Star Pest Control
Field Technician
19 Jan 2021

“When you have a great boss like Robert you won't want to work anywhere else.”

W.D. Distributing
Field Service Technician
7 May 2020

“Opportunity to learn an in demand trade from some of the best in the industry.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a field technician i

When working as a field technician i, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CDL, Computer Literacy, Composure, Test Equipment and Harnesses.

The most similar professions to field technician i are:
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

The most common qualifications to become a field technician i is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.