Field Sales Engineer Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Field Sales Engineers comes from commissions — nearly one-fourth on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $89K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Field Sales Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,980 - $94,159
$55K
$77K
$94K
MEDIAN: $76,514
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$0$128K
Salary $54,980 - $94,159
Bonus $1,007 - $35,759
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $5,817 - $50,779
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$65,631 - $128,810
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Field Sales Engineer

  • Collaborate with sales teams to understand customer requirements, to promote the sale of company products, and to provide sales support.
  • Able to interact effectively with engineering/technical teams to provide solutions to complex technical issues.
  • Use extensive technical knowledge in engineering/science principals to sell goods and services, as well as provide support for installation and use.
  • Responsible for demonstrations or trial installations of equipment.
  • Plan and modify product configurations to meet customer needs.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Field Sales Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Field Sales Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Field Sales Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Field Sales Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 11 salaries. A Field Sales Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Field Sales Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Field Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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