The average pay for a Technical Sales Engineer is $68,613 per year. A skill in Strategic Sales is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Technical Sales Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44,658 - $103,358
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MEDIAN: $68,613
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Technical Sales Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.06 - $43.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,658 - $103,358  
   
Bonus
$967 - $24,853  
Profit Sharing
$625 - $11,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $35,948  
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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$48,625 - $125,077  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 977
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $43.60  
   
Overtime
$0.05 - $56.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$967 - $24,853  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $35,948  
Profit Sharing
$625 - $11,000  
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).
)
$48,625 - $125,077  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 977
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Job Description for Technical Sales Engineer
A technical sales engineer possesses a blend of sales ability and technical knowledge that enables them to determine client needs, spec out complex technical systems, and ensure that pricing meets the needs of both their employer’s expected profit margins and their client’s budget.
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Technical Sales Engineer Tasks
  • Coordinate with internal teams for pricing, scheduling, performance, and technical requirements.
  • Increase market share by proactively selling and reaching out to new markets and focused target markets.
  • Manage customer expectations from pricing to packaging, act as the primary contact, and negotiate on their behalf.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Boston
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Dallas
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Denver
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Atlanta
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National Average
$77,000
Columbus
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Experience Affects Technical Sales Engineer Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Technical Sales Engineer Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 33%
Sales Engineering
up arrow 4%
Technical Sales
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$77,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%
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