Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Sales Engineering Managers earn an average of $103K per year. In the world of Sales Engineering Managers, overall income ranges from $77K near the bottom to $165K at the top; this can include more than $42K from bonuses in exceptional cases. The majority of Sales Engineering Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$74,845 - $141,535
MEDIAN: $102,555

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$74,845 - $141,535  
$1,454 - $41,664  
Profit Sharing
$3,064 - $58,723  
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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).
$76,651 - $165,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Sales Engineering Manager

Sales engineering managers have a variety of responsibilities, including: installing, maintaining, and upgrading computer systems; managing a sales staff and recruiting, training, and disciplining employees; enforcing policies and procedures while increasing sales; providing technical training and support to both customers and employees; and reporting sales projections and making plans to react to those projections. Extensive travel may also be required for the position.


Sales Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Provide support for the sales team, manage the team schedule, and allocate team resources.
  • Report on quarterly and annual sales forecasts.
  • Identify customer needs and propose innovative solutions.
  • Foster positive business relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Develop and execute strategies to maximize sales, gain new customers, and increase revenue.

Common Career Paths for Sales Engineering Manager

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Sales Engineering Managers who take on a higher-level position such as Senior Sales Engineer may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Senior Sales Engineers on average bring home $100K.

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Popular Skills for Sales Engineering Manager

Survey takers who work as Sales Engineering Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Technical Sales, Sales Engineering, and Sales Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales Management. The majority of those who know Sales Engineering also know Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Engineering Manager

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

For many Sales Engineering Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Inexperienced workers earn around $80K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $121K. Sales Engineering Managers see a median salary of $127K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $136K on average.

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What is it like working as a Sales Engineering Manager?

Sales Engineering Manager in Seattle:
"Perfect Blend Of Technical And Business."
Pros: I like the ability to apply insight into customer situations and apply solutions to make them better off. To be more efficient, competitive. And to solve technical issues in the company continuously. To be the internal and external trusted resource.
Cons: Over dependence on my work outside of my job to the extent it makes my job more difficult to accomplish. Managers that do not understand my job.

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Experience Affects Sales Engineering Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Sales Engineering Manager Salaries

Technical Sales
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National Average

Sales Engineering
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Sales Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


2 %
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%