Sales Engineering Manager Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Sales Engineering Managers. The median take-home amount in this area is around $122K, and on average, just under one in three of that final number comes from commissions. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Sales Engineering Managers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Sales Engineering Managers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$76,047 - $140,756

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$76,047 - $140,756  
$502 - $38,978  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $49,549  
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$79,503 - $168,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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

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

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

Sales Engineering Managers only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Sales Engineering, Technical Sales, and Sales Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales Management, Technical Sales, and Sales Engineering. Those familiar with Sales Engineering also tend to 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 Sales Engineering Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $102K per year. Sales Engineering Managers bring in $128K after working for 10 to 20 years. Sales Engineering Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $135K.

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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

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


14 %
86 %

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: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%