Field Sales Engineer Salary

Field Sales Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K annually. In the world of Field Sales Engineers, total cash compensation ranges from $53K on the lower end to $128K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $30K and profit sharing that approaches $8K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $40K. Men make up the vast majority of Field Sales Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, Field Sales Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and the greater part get vision plans, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$46,515 - $115,027
MEDIAN: $70,322

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$46,515 - $115,027  
$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).
$52,974 - $128,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 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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Field Sales Engineers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Regional Sales Manager. Median pay for Regional Sales Managers is $84K.

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

Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $82K. Field Sales Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $103K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%