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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$56,940|
|25th Percentile Wage||$73,600|
|50th Percentile Wage||$98,720|
|75th Percentile Wage||$129,940|
|90th Percentile Wage||$162,740|
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 $162,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $98,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,940. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 185% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sales engineers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of sales engineers in 17 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 $112,970. The lowest paying sector is the utilities sector (annual salary $72,660).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
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 $59,300 to $148,360. The highest paying state for sales engineers is Delaware with a median annual salary of $148,360. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $59,300. For more salary information of sales engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
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|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |