Senior Sales Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Sales Engineer earns an average salary of $94,266 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cloud Computing, Storage Area Networking (SAN), UNIX, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Computer Security.
Senior Sales Engineer Salary (?
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$62,902 - $128,889
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MEDIAN: $94,266
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National Salary Data

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$62,902 - $128,889  
   
Bonus
$1,510 - $35,345  
Profit Sharing
$780 - $10,256  
Commission
$0.00 - $41,087  
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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$71,812 - $160,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 747
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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
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Washington
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Houston
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Denver
0%
National Average
$110,000
Portland
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Minneapolis
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Miami
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Farmington Hills
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Experience Affects Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

National Average
$110,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

Cloud Computing
up arrow 40%
Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 34%
UNIX
up arrow 20%
Computer Security
up arrow 14%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 10%
SQL
up arrow 7%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%
Technical Sales
up arrow 2%
National Average
$110,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%
Engineering Design
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%