Field Sales Engineer Salary

For Field Sales Engineers, annual average wages total $70K per year. With bonuses occasionally running north of $30K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $8K, and a few commissions as high as $40K, total income for Field Sales Engineers can range between $53K and $125K according to individual performance. The majority of Field Sales Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a majority collect vision insurance. There are far more male Field Sales Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,120 - $113,317

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$45,120 - $113,317  
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $7,946  
$8.79 - $40,309  
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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).
$52,685 - $125,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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.

Common Career Paths for Field Sales Engineer

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Field Sales Engineers who go on to become Regional Sales Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Regional Sales Manager, an upper-level role, pays $83K.

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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.

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $91K. Field Sales Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $80K. Field Sales Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $86K.

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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: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%