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Highest Paying Industries for Sales Engineers

The top 100 highest paying industries for sales engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $136,290, other information services is the highest paying industry for sales engineers. It is followed by nonstore retailers industry (average annual salary $131,850). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of sales engineers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Sales Engineers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other Information Services
$136,290
330
2 Nonstore Retailers
$131,850
160
3 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$118,210
610
4 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$115,340
1,040
5 Utility System Construction
$111,770
70
6 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$110,960
50
7 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$110,770
2,030
8 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$110,120
70
9 Information
$109,620
8,080
10 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$109,100
12,390
11 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$108,840
n/a
12 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$108,750
3,180
13 Telecommunications
$108,450
4,760
14 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,250
16,480
15 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$107,860
420
16 Software Publishers
$107,810
1,860
17 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$107,760
440
18 Scientific Research and Development Services
$107,760
440
19 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$107,690
1,870
20 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$105,360
480
21 Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$105,140
n/a
22 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$104,760
110
23 Retail Trade
$103,560
480
24 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$102,640
2,210
25 Testing Laboratories
$101,000
80
26 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$100,710
40
27 Mining
$100,520
210
28 Engineering Services
$100,440
1,250
29 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$100,260
1,380
30 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$99,980
70
31 Other Telecommunications
$99,600
930
32 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$99,340
1,500
33 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$98,770
40
34 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$98,710
40
35 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$98,400
570
36 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$98,380
4,730
37 Satellite Telecommunications
$98,340
40
38 Support Activities for Mining
$98,280
200
39 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$97,570
80
40 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$97,000
6,390
41 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$94,660
4,240
42 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$94,590
80
43 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$94,590
80
44 Federal, State, and Local Government
$94,590
80
45 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$94,540
60
46 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$94,400
70
47 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$94,070
110
48 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$93,140
n/a
49 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$92,980
6,840
50 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$92,970
1,120
51 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$92,840
2,470
52 Other Support Services
$92,600
60
53 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$92,450
30
54 Rental and Leasing Services
$92,240
70
55 Wholesale Trade
$92,210
24,280
56 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$91,810
16,860
57 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$91,490
30
58 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$90,750
40
59 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$89,500
400
60 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$89,310
5,130
61 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$88,890
350
62 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$88,010
60
63 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$87,490
360
64 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$87,200
60
65 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$87,200
60
66 Manufacturing
$85,930
14,850
67 Chemical Manufacturing
$85,340
180
68 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$84,890
310
69 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$84,870
720
70 Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$84,200
60
71 Repair and Maintenance
$84,080
180
72 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$84,080
180
73 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$83,670
30
74 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$83,410
290
75 Temporary Help Services
$83,330
130
76 Specialized Design Services
$83,230
n/a
77 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$82,310
890
78 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$81,840
340
79 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$81,750
1,300
80 Transportation and Warehousing
$81,740
70
81 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$81,670
110
82 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$81,630
770
83 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$81,490
320
84 Utilities
$81,460
160
85 Natural Gas Distribution
$81,310
50
86 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$81,210
120
87 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$81,180
170
88 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$80,910
200
89 Employment Services
$80,330
200
90 Administrative and Support Services
$80,270
740
91 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$80,000
250
92 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$79,960
770
93 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$79,590
230
94 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$79,430
270
95 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,370
1,740
96 Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$79,180
40
97 Business Support Services
$78,550
200
98 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$78,490
70
99 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$78,050
270
100 Machinery Manufacturing
$77,630
4,600
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