Field Sales Engineer Salary

An average Field Sales Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $70K annually. Overall compensation packages to Field Sales Engineers range from $53K on the low end to $124K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $29K and profit sharing that approaches $8K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $40K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (88 percent) of Field Sales Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,250 - $112,794
MEDIAN: $70,142

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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.
$45,250 - $112,794  
$0.00 - $28,966  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $7,946  
$8.86 - $40,240  
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).
$52,998 - $124,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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.

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $88K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Field Sales Engineers make a median salary of $80K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


12 %
88 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%