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Senior Sales Engineer Salary

A Senior Sales Engineer earns an average salary of $96,327 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Storage Area Networking (SAN), Cloud Computing, UNIX, Computer Security, and IT Security & Infrastructure.
$64,510 - $131,019
MEDIAN: $96,327

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$64,510 - $131,019  
$1,999 - $36,398  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $10,304  
$0.00 - $43,108  
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).
$74,274 - $164,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 698
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Sales Engineer

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Experience Affects Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Sales Engineer Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
up arrow 37%

Cloud Computing
up arrow 35%

up arrow 23%

Computer Security
up arrow 18%

Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Technical Sales
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

National Average

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Word
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Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.


9 %
91 %

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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%