Field Sales Engineer Salary

Earnings for Field Sales Engineers in the United States come in at around $72K per year on average. Most Field Sales Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The vast majority (89 percent) of Field Sales Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,106 - $116,051
MEDIAN: $71,672

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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.
$50,106 - $116,051  
$487.22 - $30,767  
Profit Sharing
$8.93 - $39,474  
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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).
$56,737 - $134,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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 $84K.

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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.

The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $79K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $91K. Field Sales Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $103K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 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: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%