Field technicians travel to construction sites to troubleshoot equipment problems.
- Newly trained field technicians can earn in the region of £16,000 and £22,000 per year
- Trained with experience field technicians can earn in the region of £22,000 and £33,000
- Senior field technicians can earn £35,000 or more
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Qualifications and Training
To become a field technician, you will generally need four or five GCSEs graded A* - C or their equivalents (Welsh Baccalaureate/ Scottish Nationals.) Ideally these should be in science-based subjects such as maths, science, engineering, design and technology.
You could also get your first foothold in the industry through an apprenticeship. You can find work directly with equipment manufacturers or with smaller companies who carry out sub-contract work on behalf of those manufacturers. Some large organisations also have their own in-house support team. Once in post, you will normally receive extra training on the specific manufacturers' equipment and can usually take work-based NVQ/SVQ qualifications to develop your skills further.
You can also advance your career by studying part-time for higher-level qualifications like a BTEC HNC/HND or a City and Guilds Progression Award.