Highest Paying Field Service Jobs – 2017

“Trade jobs are expected to increase faster than the national average of all jobs over the next 10 years.” – PCHNews.com

The opportunity for those seeking trade or field service jobs today is huge. “According to recent studies, the U.S. may have as many as 3.5 million trade jobs available over the next decade with only 2 million workers. [Further] trade jobs are expected to increase faster than the national average of all jobs over the next 10 years” (PCHNews.com). In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has stated that field service jobs like HVAC technicians and electrical contractors will grow twice as much than all other jobs (at 14% growth vs. 7%).

If you’re a millennial looking for your first job or have been in the workforce, but considering a career change, we’ve rounded up today’s highest paying field service jobs. The salary numbers below are based on national averages and Payscale March 2017 data. Visit Payscale.com to get average salary data, including salary by location, and general information around these field service jobs and others.

Highest Paying Field Service Jobs and Their Median Base Salaries:

  1. Electrical Engineer – $72,602
  2. Mechanical Engineer – $68,268
  3. Master Electrician – $66,815
  4. Field Services Manager – $63,634
  5. General Contractor – $61,688
  6. General Operations Manager – $60,296
  7. Electrical Contractor – $60,000
  8. Certified Electrician – $60,000
  9. Master Plumber – $58,786
  10. Maintenance Supervisor – $58,171
  11. Service & Repair Technical Manager – $57,449
  12. General Project Manager – $53,169
  13. Master Carpenter – $51,872
  14. Electrician – $51,033
  15. Plumber – $50,568
  16. Electronics Technician – $50,053
  17. HVAC Service Technician – $49,430
  18. HVAC Refrigeration Technician – $49,141
  19. Field Service Technician – $48,067
  20. Handyman – $45,422
  21. Carpenter – $44,138
  22. Painting Supervisor – $43,215
  23. HVAC Installer – $41,837
  24. Maintenance Technician – $41,200
  25. Painter – $40,407
  26. Computer Technician – $38,906
  27. Office Coordinator/Administrative Assistant – $38,735
  28. Landscape Foreman – $38,220
  29. Irrigation Technician – $37,634
  30. Building Maintenance Worker – $36,966
  31. Pest Control Technician Salary – $34,001
  32. Carpet Cleaner – $33,378
  33. Landscaper – $30,980
  34.  Landscaping or Groundskeeping Worker – $25,978
  35. Maid or Housekeeping Cleaner – $23,639

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Last modified: August 3, 2017

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