Sales Engineers

General Information

Description

Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit94.17%
  2. Self-employed4.55%
  3. Private, not for profit0.64%
  4. State and local government0.56%
  5. Federal government0.08%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of sales engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 7,300 openings for sales engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$108,830

State-by-state Salary

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$147,440
$71,460
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 42%
  • Associate's degree 23%
  • Master's degree 20%
  • High school 9%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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