$71,444
Avg. Salary
$23.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$8,876

Profit Sharing

$4,016

Commission

$19,225

The average pay for a Sales Engineer is $23.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Sales Engineer is $71,444 per year.

$15
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$24
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$37
90%
MEDIAN $24
$48k
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$111k
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MEDIAN $71,444
$48,324 - $110,546
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MEDIAN: $71,444
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$14.61 - $36.62
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$0$128K
Salary $48,324 - $110,546
Bonus $1,022 - $27,432
Profit Sharing $927 - $20,562
Commission $3,334 - $40,509
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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$50,810 - $128,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,710
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.61 - $36.62
Overtime $21.67 - $51.51
Annual Data $0$128K
Bonus $1,022 - $27,432
Commission $3,334 - $40,509
Profit Sharing $927 - $20,562
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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$50,810 - $128,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 160

Job Description for Sales Engineer

Sales engineers are primarily concerned with overall company revenue and increasing profits. Most of the time, sales engineers work directly with customers either in an office or at a client's site. Typical tools that sales engineers use are computers, telephones, calculators and more. They may spend periods of time traveling to clients' places of business. The work sales engineers do is mostly mental as they use their acquired knowledge to do their job. They may have a sales staff that assists them with sales tasks. On a daily basis, sales engineers work with company salespeople and business clients. They are responsible for ensuring that clients' needs are met through the sales staff. In most situations, sales engineers report to product development and engineering to further develop the company products to more closely meet the needs of the client. Sales engineers will also report to the company's senior officers regarding job performance. The job, if done well, can drive the direction of the company's products and services to more closely meet the needs of the client, resulting in high profit growth for the company. To obtain a position in this field, often a bachelor's degree in engineering is most often required along with several years of proven sales experience. Typically the career path of a sales engineer would begin after college, with time spent in the sales or engineering departments, progressively increasing responsibilities. They typically work during regular business hours, however, since they work directly with the customer, this could vary based on the needs of the customer. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Sales Engineer Tasks

  • Collaborate with sales teams to understand customer requirements, to promote the sale of company products, and to provide sales support.
  • Responsible for demonstrations or trial installations of equipment
  • Create sales or service contracts for products or services by cold calling or through sales leads
  • Working knowledge of the technical aspects of product/service one is selling
  • Plan and modify product configurations to meet customer needs.

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Common Career Paths for Sales Engineer


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Popular Skills for Sales Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Sales Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,340 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 725 salaries. An experienced Sales Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 636 salaries. A Sales Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 315 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,960

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Sales Engineer Reviews

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

Sales Engineer in Orange:
"Heavy traffic."
Pros: Many options for lunch and within walking distance to parks.
Cons: Long commute from my home in los angeles.

Sales Engineer in Santa Barbara:
"Technically Challenging, Socially Engaging, High Travel."
Pros: Meeting clients in person to solve their problems and explain our product benefits, product training.
Cons: Answering RFPs with short timelines.

Sales Engineer in Morristown:
Pros: Flexible hours, low stress level, variety of work.
Cons: Work load can be overwhelming, expected to answer emails and work during training or travel.

Sales Engineer in Dublin:
"Great Opportunity in Sales."
Pros: Great training program, mentorship program. Ability to solve new applications, meet new people, see new companies. Opportunity for travel, company phone and laptop.
Cons: Stress, goals, poor sales.

Sales Engineer in Los Angeles:
"Prepare to be frustrated."
Be prepared to deal with crazy sales people who over promise.

Sales Engineer in Iowa City:
"Great sales training program."
Pros: The Building Efficiency Sales Training program was wonderful. I also like the challenge of having to navigate this on your own therefore learning a lot. The values and integrity of most of the people is phenomenal. Work flexibility can be okay, great benefits.
Cons: The stress is a lot, especially with long sales cycles. I also dislike the lack of structure, and lack of communication.

Sales Engineer in San Jose:
"Perks."
Pros: Very little supervision, only sales reports need to be generated. Provide sales car, work from home.
Cons: Prospecting for new accounts that are unresponsive.

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Key Stats for Sales Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 746 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Sales Engineer Salaries

▲28%

▲28%

▲10%

National Average
$79,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Sales Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 746 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%