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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Sales Engineer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$98,720
-1.30% 6.98%
2016
$100,000
2.35% -
2015
$97,650
1.34% -
2014
$96,340
2.53% -
2013
$93,900
2.20% -
2012
$91,830
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Table 2. Sales Engineer Salary by Industry Sector

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
Information
$112,970
Mining
$108,970
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$107,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$107,090
Retail Trade
$102,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$101,140
Wholesale Trade
$96,160
Federal, State, and Local Government
$95,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$95,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$94,020
Transportation and Warehousing
$91,550
Manufacturing
$88,920
Construction
$88,610
Finance and Insurance
$80,600
Educational Services
$77,500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$77,230
Utilities
$72,660

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 $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
Delaware
$148,360
Colorado
$123,610
Rhode Island
$121,140
Washington
$120,530
Virginia
$120,400
Maryland
$120,350
New Hampshire
$111,940
South Dakota
$111,370
Oregon
$110,820
Florida
$110,480
California
$109,120
Arizona
$107,760
Alaska
$107,300
Utah
$103,290
New York
$103,020
Nevada
$101,430
District of Columbia
$100,140
Texas
$99,880
Massachusetts
$99,310
Michigan
$96,890
New Jersey
$95,870
Idaho
$94,060
Wisconsin
$91,960
Nebraska
$91,450
Oklahoma
$91,340
South Carolina
$91,190
Connecticut
$90,990
North Dakota
$90,120
Minnesota
$90,010
West Virginia
$88,880
Pennsylvania
$88,700
New Mexico
$87,530
North Carolina
$85,460
Kentucky
$85,120
Vermont
$84,430
Ohio
$83,290
Maine
$83,250
Georgia
$83,230
Kansas
$82,510
Montana
$82,310
Indiana
$82,230
Illinois
$82,170
Iowa
$82,060
Louisiana
$81,520
Tennessee
$81,350
Missouri
$81,130
Arkansas
$80,860
Hawaii
$78,890
Mississippi
$75,710
Alabama
$74,730
Puerto Rico
$59,300



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