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Technical Sales Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Technical Sales Engineer is $69,391 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 Salary (?
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$44,815 - $105,465
(Median)
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69K
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MEDIAN: $69,391
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Technical Sales Engineer Salary (?
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$14.95 - $41.97
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,815 - $105,465  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $24,745  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $10,342  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
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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$48,209 - $127,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 751
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $41.97  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $68.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.65 - $24,745  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $10,342  
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).
)
$48,209 - $127,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 by Experience Level for Technical 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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Boston
up arrow 25%
Chicago
up arrow 19%
Dallas
up arrow 14%
San Francisco
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Atlanta
up arrow 11%
National Average
$77,000
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Technical Sales Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Sales Engineer?
Technical Sales Engineer in Indianapolis:
"My Adventure In Sales."
Pros: I like the flexibility in my work hours. I am free to make my own decisions regarding my territory and how best to manage accounts. I have been given my own company car, an expense account that covers gas, lunch with clients, and all travel related expenses. Additionally, my at-home internet is covered by my company, as is a cell phone. Overall, I have found a low stress, fun job that utilizes my love of chemistry.
Cons: Personally, I am not an extroverted person. This makes cold calling and talking to people a bit of a chore.

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Experience Affects Technical Sales Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Technical Sales Engineer Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 29%
Telecommunications
up arrow 7%
Technical Sales
up arrow 2%
Sales Engineering
up arrow 1%
National Average
$77,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 6%