Sales engineers sell technological and scientific products and services to businesses. They have a strong understanding of the parts and functions of the products. They also understand the complex scientific processes that make theses products work and are able to explain the processes to prospective buyers. There were approximately 64,500 sales engineers employed in the United States in May 2019, according to the Department of Labor.
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Sales engineers earned a median annual salary of $103,900 in May 2019, as reported by the Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent earned $59,180 and the highest 10 percent earned $174,270 or more. Those who worked in computer systems design and related services earned a higher annual salary ($114,790) compared to those who worked for durable goods companies ($104,490). Sales engineers who wo...
Sales engineers work primarily indoors in offices but they may travel extensively to meet with customers, particularly if they are assigned multiple cities or large territories to cover. The work can be stressful since payment and bonuses are usually linked to the number of sales made during specified time frames. Most sales engineers work full-time hours and about a third work more than 40 hou...
The employment growth for sales engineers is expected to be about 6 percent, which is as fast as the average for all occupations, through 2029, according to the Department of Labor. The continual introduction of new technological products and improvements to previously existing products will require the skill and expertise of sales engineers to sell these products to customers. Strong job growt...