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Sales Engineer Salary Information

The salary statistics of sales engineers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of sales engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The sales engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Sales Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,990
25th Percentile Wage
$74,400
50th Percentile Wage
$100,000
75th Percentile Wage
$132,080
90th Percentile Wage
$166,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sales engineers is $166,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,990. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 192% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sales engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,0002.35%8.17%
201597,6501.34%-
201496,3402.53%-
201393,9002.20%-
201291,830--

Table 2. Sales Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of sales engineers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for sales engineers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $114,840. The lowest paying sector is the finance and insurance sector (annual salary $73,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$114,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$109,940
Mining
$101,160
Retail Trade
$99,620
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$99,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$98,450
Educational Services
$97,330
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$97,030
Wholesale Trade
$96,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$95,770
Federal, State, and Local Government
$95,520
Transportation and Warehousing
$91,570
Manufacturing
$88,960
Utilities
$84,820
Construction
$82,590
Finance and Insurance
$73,000

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Sales Engineers by States

From the above tables we note that not only sales engineers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of sales engineers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $58,610 to $152,570. The highest paying state for sales engineers is Delaware with a median annual salary of $152,570. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $58,610. For more salary information of sales engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Delaware
$152,570
Washington
$125,650
Rhode Island
$121,140
Colorado
$119,960
Virginia
$117,870
Maryland
$110,560
California
$110,460
Florida
$108,330
Alaska
$107,300
Oregon
$107,280
Arizona
$106,560
Massachusetts
$105,320
New Hampshire
$102,830
Louisiana
$102,210
New York
$101,990
Nevada
$100,820
Texas
$100,090
New Jersey
$99,620
Michigan
$97,200
Utah
$96,460
Connecticut
$95,790
North Dakota
$94,180
Illinois
$92,450
Minnesota
$92,070
Arkansas
$92,010
South Carolina
$91,570
Wisconsin
$91,060
North Carolina
$90,820
Ohio
$89,840
Pennsylvania
$89,660
West Virginia
$88,880
Georgia
$87,400
Iowa
$86,840
Oklahoma
$86,340
Vermont
$84,430
Indiana
$83,430
New Mexico
$82,470
Montana
$81,850
Missouri
$78,940
Mississippi
$78,850
Maine
$78,490
Idaho
$77,230
Hawaii
$76,790
Tennessee
$75,470
Alabama
$74,880
Kansas
$74,070
Kentucky
$73,130
Nebraska
$67,600
Puerto Rico
$58,610


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