Senior Sales Engineer Salary

A Senior Sales Engineer earns an average salary of $103,736 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are IT Security & Infrastructure and UNIX.

$73,475 - $142,507
$73K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $103,097
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$73,475 - $142,507  
   
Bonus
$2,447 - $41,264  
Profit Sharing
$2,959 - $41,217  
Commission
$9,892 - $50,605  
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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$81,480 - $180,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 420

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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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Sales Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Sales Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Sales Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Senior Sales Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $142,000 based on 219 salaries. A Senior Sales Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 99 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $123,781

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Key Stats for Senior Sales Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$124,000

▼13%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Sales Engineer Salaries


UNIX
▲13%

Computer Security
▲7%


▲5%



SQL
▲2%

National Average
$124,000

Microsoft Office
▼3%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼15%


Project Management
▼20%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 4%
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