Total annual pay for Field Sales Engineers is approximately $83K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — slightly less than a third on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$52,792 - $93,187
(Median)
$53K
$71K
$93K
MEDIAN: $71,306
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,792 - $93,187  
   
Bonus
$2,980 - $34,228  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Commission
$4,966 - $42,282  
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).
)
$57,276 - $125,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


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.

Field Sales Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Engineer

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


Field Sales Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $80K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $88K. For Field Sales Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $125K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Field Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
ADVERTISEMENT