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Senior Sales Engineer Salary

A Senior Sales Engineer earns an average salary of $97,295 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Field Sales, Business Development, Customer Relations, UNIX, and IT Security & Infrastructure.

$64,808 - $134,280
MEDIAN: $97,294

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$64,808 - $134,280  
$2,451 - $39,741  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $11,635  
$0.00 - $43,641  
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).
$74,296 - $167,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 714

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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.


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

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Experience Affects Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

Field Sales
up arrow 43%

Business Development
up arrow 42%

Customer Relations
up arrow 31%

up arrow 21%

Computer Security
up arrow 16%

up arrow 10%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

National Average

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%

Engineering Design
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.


10 %
90 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%