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Field Sales Engineer Salary

Field Sales Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $69K per year. In the world of Field Sales Engineers, overall cash earnings stretch from $50K near the bottom to $122K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $28K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $8K, along with commissions approaching $39K. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Field Sales Engineers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$44,042 - $110,548
(Median)
$44K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,116
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,042 - $110,548  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,617  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,830  
Commission
$9.07 - $39,330  
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).
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$50,294 - $121,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $68K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $84K. Field Sales Engineers see a median salary of $83K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $86K.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 4%