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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sales engineers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
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|
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |