Sales Engineer Salary

A Sales Engineer earns an average salary of $71,028 per year. A skill in Cisco Networking is associated with high pay for this job.

$48,486 - $110,391
$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,574
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50%
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$13.99 - $36.71
$14
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.88
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,486 - $110,391  
   
Bonus
$1,019 - $27,679  
Profit Sharing
$634 - $22,894  
Commission
$2,007 - $40,150  
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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$51,090 - $129,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $36.71  
   
Overtime
$21.57 - $52.21  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,019 - $27,679  
   
Commission
$2,007 - $40,150  
Profit Sharing
$634 - $22,894  
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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$51,090 - $129,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Sales Engineer

Sales engineers are primarily concerned with overall company revenue and increasing profits. Most of the time, sales engineers work directly with customers either in an office or at a client's site. Typical tools that sales engineers use are computers, telephones, calculators and more. They may spend periods of time traveling to clients' places of business. The work sales engineers do is mostly mental as they use their acquired knowledge to do their job. They may have a sales staff that assists them with sales tasks. On a daily basis, sales engineers work with company salespeople and business clients. They are responsible for ensuring that clients' needs are met through the sales staff. In most situations, sales engineers report to product development and engineering to further develop the company products to more closely meet the needs of the client. Sales engineers will also report to the company's senior officers regarding job performance. The job, if done well, can drive the direction of the company's products and services to more closely meet the needs of the client, resulting in high profit growth for the company. To obtain a position in this field, often a bachelor's degree in engineering is most often required along with several years of proven sales experience. Typically the career path of a sales engineer would begin after college, with time spent in the sales or engineering departments, progressively increasing responsibilities. They typically work during regular business hours, however, since they work directly with the customer, this could vary based on the needs of the customer.


Sales Engineer Tasks

  • Collaborate with sales teams to understand customer requirements, to promote the sale of company products, and to provide sales support.
  • Working knowledge of the technical aspects of product/service one is selling.
  • Responsible for demonstrations or trial installations of equipment.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Sales Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,340 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $87,000 based on 725 salaries. An experienced Sales Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 636 salaries. A 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 $101,000 based on 315 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,064

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Sales Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Engineer?

Sales Engineer in Santa Barbara:
"Technically Challenging, Socially Engaging, High Travel."
Pros: Meeting clients in person to solve their problems and explain our product benefits, product training.
Cons: Answering RFPs with short timelines.

Sales Engineer in San Jose:
"Perks."
Pros: Very little supervision, only sales reports need to be generated. Provide sales car, work from home.
Cons: Prospecting for new accounts that are unresponsive.

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Key Stats for Sales Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Sales Engineer Salaries

▲29%

▲29%

▲11%

National Average
$78,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Sales Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 334 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%
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