Boston Sales Engineers can expect wages of $80K per year on average. Job satisfaction for Sales Engineers in Boston, Mass. is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority (85 percent) of Sales Engineers in Boston who answered the questionnaire are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,577 - $118,386
MEDIAN: $80,378

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$60,094 - $140,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
322,149 (48.1%)
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Engineer

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

For Sales Engineers in Boston, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $91K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $97K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $120K on average. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $127K.

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Experience Affects Sales Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Sales Engineer Salaries

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Technical Sales
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Sales Engineering
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National Average

Project Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 6%