The average salary for a Senior Sales Engineer is $92,069 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are UNIX, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Cisco Networking. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Senior Sales Engineer Total Pay (?
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$60,788 - $124,110
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $92,068
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Senior Sales Engineer Total Pay (?
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$10.07 - $124.16
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$60,788 - $124,110  
   
Bonus
$1,022 - $30,807  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $19,458  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,903  
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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$69,713 - $154,778  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 869
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $124.16  
   
Overtime
$42.98 - $65.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,022 - $30,807  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,903  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $19,458  
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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$69,713 - $154,778  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 869
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Job Description for Senior Sales Engineer
Senior sales engineers, sometimes called system engineers or field consultants, They work with the sales team to help explain and demonstrate the technological aspects of the product being marketed. Senior sales engineers are trained intensively on sales techniques. Their goal is not just to sell a product, but to fully explain to a client how it will solve their issues. They provide advice to the clients and support for products. They help prospective clients understand why their product is a better resolution to a problem they’re having over another similar product.
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Senior Sales Engineer Tasks
  • Able to respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs.
  • Provide support as the primary technical resource for the field sales force.
  • Manage the technology evaluation stage of the sales process, working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and product advocate.
  • Responsible for development and delivery of product demonstrations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Sales Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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New York
up arrow 23%
Washington
up arrow 19%
Boston
up arrow 17%
San Francisco
up arrow 16%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Houston
up arrow 3%
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Denver
0%
National Average
$108,000
Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$108,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 20%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 16%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 12%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 8%
SQL
up arrow 8%
National Average
$108,000
Technical Sales
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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