Field Sales Engineer Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Field Sales Engineers — just under a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $87K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Field Sales Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$54,020 - $93,577
$54K
$72K
$94K
MEDIAN: $72,129
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,020 - $93,577  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $35,146  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$5,817 - $43,278  
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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$60,883 - $126,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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.

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

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 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Field Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%