A Senior Sales Engineer earns an average salary of $103,253 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are IT Security & Infrastructure, UNIX, Cisco Networking, and Network Management / Administration.

$70,242 - $143,366
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MEDIAN: $103,252
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$70,242 - $143,366  
   
Bonus
$3,052 - $42,918  
Profit Sharing
$3,041 - $50,507  
Commission
$10,000 - $50,500  
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$78,436 - $179,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $122,163

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Experience Affects Senior Sales Engineer Salaries



National Average
$122,000



Skills That Affect Senior Sales Engineer Salaries


UNIX
up arrow 14%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 13%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%

Computer Security
up arrow 8%



SQL
up arrow 4%

Sales Engineering
up arrow 3%

National Average
$122,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%


Customer Relations
up arrow 6%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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