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Sales Engineer Salary in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

The annual salary statistics of sales engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is shown in Table 1. The wage information of sales engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. Annual Salary of Sales Engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,620
25th Percentile Wage
$84,130
50th Percentile Wage
$109,920
75th Percentile Wage
$141,370
90th Percentile Wage
$163,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sales engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $62,620.

Median salary trend

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
$109,920
-20.18% -5.19%
2016
$132,100
1.22% -
2015
$130,490
0.42% -
2014
$129,940
9.73% -
2013
$117,300
1.42% -
2012
$115,630
- -

Table 2. Compare Sales Engineer Salary in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $109,920 in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is in the middle of salary range for sales engineers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of sales engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is 19.2 percent (19.2%) lower than that in the highest paying San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles and 26.8 percent (26.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying Modesto.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$136,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$132,840
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara
$119,380
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$115,520
Fresno
$114,520
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$114,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$109,920
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$108,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$106,570
Yuba City
$104,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
$103,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$101,070
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$99,810
Vallejo-Fairfield
$99,120
Bakersfield-Delano
$97,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$96,030
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$95,900
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$94,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$91,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$90,170
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$89,810
Modesto
$80,420