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Sales Engineer Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for sales engineers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of sales engineers among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Sales Engineers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,800
25th Percentile Wage
$79,570
50th Percentile Wage
$109,120
75th Percentile Wage
$141,620
90th Percentile Wage
$177,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales engineers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $177,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sales engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$109,120
-1.23% 4.84%
2016
$110,460
3.78% -
2015
$106,290
0.12% -
2014
$106,160
0.00% -
2013
$106,160
2.19% -
2012
$103,840
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Sales Engineers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sales engineers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sales engineers in state of California ranges from $76,490 to $136,050. The highest paying area for sales engineers in California is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $136,050. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $124,040). The lowest paying area is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $76,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$136,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$124,040
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$114,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$112,410
Bakersfield-Delano
$110,300
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$109,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$106,570
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$101,010
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$100,960
Vallejo-Fairfield
$99,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$96,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$94,630
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$94,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$91,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$88,910
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$84,330
Modesto
$80,420
Fresno
$80,030
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$76,490




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