Senior Sales Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Sales Engineer earns an average salary of $93,685 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cloud Computing, UNIX, Computer Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Security Policies and Procedures.
Senior Sales Engineer Total Pay (?
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$62,678 - $126,121
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$62,678 - $126,121  
   
Bonus
$1,474 - $32,952  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $11,074  
Commission
$0.00 - $43,605  
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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$71,016 - $158,214  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 804
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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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Washington
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New York
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Houston
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Seattle
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National Average
$110,000
Denver
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Portland
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Minneapolis
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Miami
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Experience Affects Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$110,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

Cloud Computing
up arrow 39%
UNIX
up arrow 24%
Computer Security
up arrow 16%
IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 13%
Security Policies and Procedures
up arrow 12%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 9%
SQL
up arrow 7%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%
National Average
$110,000
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%
Sales
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%
Project Management
up arrow 32%
Engineering Design
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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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