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Field Sales Engineer Salary

For Field Sales Engineers, yearly average wages total $70K annually. The final incomes of Field Sales Engineers generally vary between $51K and $123K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $29K, $8K, and $39K, respectively. Most Field Sales Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,330 - $111,525
MEDIAN: $69,568

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$44,330 - $111,525  
$0.00 - $28,590  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,891  
$9.00 - $39,402  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$51,008 - $122,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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Job Description for Field Sales Engineer

  • Plan and modify product configurations to meet customer needs.
  • Develop, present, or respond to proposals for specific customer requirements, including request for proposal responses and industry-specific solutions.
  • Create sales or service contracts for products or services by cold calling or through sales leads.
  • Responsible for demonstrations or trial installations of equipment.
  • Collaborate with sales teams to understand customer requirements, to promote the sale of company products, and to provide sales support.

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Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $68K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $88K. Field Sales Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $86K.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


11 %
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 4%