For Sales Engineers in Houston, Texas, annual average wages total $73K per year. The majority of Sales Engineers in Houston claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Houston Sales Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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$50K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,779
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$800 - $31,250  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Engineer

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


Sales Engineers in Houston, Texas generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $71K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $110K on average. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $113K.

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Experience Affects Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%


Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Sales Engineer Salaries


Sales Engineering
up arrow 3%

Presentations
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Sales
0%

National Average
$78,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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