Average Senior Sales Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Sales Engineer is $106,940.
MEDIAN $106,940
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$74k - $152k
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$3k - $48k
$10k - $54k
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$86k - $192k

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Job Description for Senior Sales Engineer

Senior Sales Engineer Tasks
  • 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.
  • Able to respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs.
  • Provide support as the primary technical resource for the field sales force.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Sales Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Sales Engineer are from the companies Eaton Corporation, Schneider Electric Ltd and Oracle Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at EMC Corporation where the average pay is $140,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Oracle Corp. and Oracle, earning around $110,991 and $110,000, respectively. Eaton Corporation pays the lowest at around $77,574. Schneider Electric Ltd and Chart Industries, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,895 and $93,614, respectively.

Career Paths

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Senior Sales Engineer
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Senior Product Manager
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Popular Skills for Senior Sales Engineer

Skills in Sales Engineering, Technical Sales, Field Sales and Presentations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Sales Engineer

An early career Senior Sales Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $90,355 based on 91 salaries. A mid-career Senior Sales Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,894 based on 227 salaries. An experienced Senior Sales Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,101 based on 331 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $115,766.
Employees with Senior Sales Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (19.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (19.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (13.1% less) and Denver, Colorado (10.5% less).

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