The average pay for a Technical Sales Engineer is $71,240 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$50,248 - $117,478
$50K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,240
10%
50%
90%

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$13.38 - $32.32
$13
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,248 - $117,478  
   
Bonus
$1,943 - $29,696  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $20,426  
Commission
$1,226 - $39,840  
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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$52,606 - $134,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $32.32  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,943 - $29,696  
   
Commission
$1,226 - $39,840  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $20,426  
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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$52,606 - $134,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

National Average: $78,468

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Technical Sales Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Sales Engineer?

Technical Sales Engineer in Washington:
"Software Sales Engineer Review."
Pros: I am constantly building on my technical knowledge and learning new technologies. I'm able to apply my IT knowledge to product presentations and demos for customers, and it is nice to be able to see personal impact through quantified results (i.e. Quarterly sales figures).
Cons: Larger corporations often have a need to run detailed reports, and having to constantly keep track of nearly every little deal-related task I'm involved takes too much time away from my core job responsibilities. It can also sometimes be frustrating working with sales people who have limited knowledge of the complexities of enterprise software and IT in general, but then again it's an inherent part of the job to bridge that communication gap.

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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Key Stats for Technical Sales Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Technical Sales Engineer Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Technical Sales Engineer Salaries

Telecommunications
up arrow 7%



Technical Sales
0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$78,000



Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%


Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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