Commissions constitute a big slice (just under one in three on average) of overall compensation for Field Sales Engineers, and the median take-home for this group lies near $84K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$54,299 - $92,748
$54K
$73K
$93K
MEDIAN: $72,640
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,299 - $92,748  
   
Bonus
$2,909 - $34,798  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$5,872 - $42,894  
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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$62,263 - $124,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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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Many Field Sales Engineers move into a Regional Sales Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Regional Sales Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Field Sales Engineers.

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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.


Field Sales Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $83K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $87K. Field Sales Engineers bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $125K.

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Key Stats for Field Sales Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Field Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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