Sales engineers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
43.4k
Average Age
44.9
Estimated Job Growth
6.36%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$131,890
Average Male Salary
$135,138
Average Female Salary
$98,816

About

Sales engineers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Sales engineers was $131,890 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sales engineers by wage are Economists, Computer & information systems managers, and Optometrists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sales engineers are Plantation & Sunrise Cities PUMA, FL, Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ, and Denver City (Northwest) PUMA, CO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sales engineers are Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ, Plantation & Sunrise Cities PUMA, FL, and Denver City (Northwest) PUMA, CO.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sales engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Sales engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sales engineers, by average wage, is Foundries. Sales engineers are paid most in Frisco (West), The Colony & Little Elm Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Hunterdon County PUMA, NJ.

Yearly Wage

$131,890
AVERAGE SALARY
± $10,926

In 2020, Sales engineers earned an average of $131,890, $75,936 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Economists make somewhat more than Sales engineers while Computer & information systems managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Sales engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.294
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Sales engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.294, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Sales engineers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Sales engineers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Sales engineers.

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Industries by Share

43.4k
2020 Workforce
± 5,116
9.21%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.6%

The number of people employed as Sales engineers has been growing at a rate of 9.21%, from 39,764 people in 2019 to 43,427 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Sales engineers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Sales engineers at  19.5%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 6.65% and Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 5.19%.

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Demographic information on Sales engineers in the US. The average age of male Sales engineers in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Sales engineers is 38.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

39.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,881
3.88k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,530

91.1% of Sales engineers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Sales engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sales engineers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

80.1% of Sales engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.47% of Sales engineers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Sales engineers.

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Age by Sex

45.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.53
38.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.53

The median age of Sales engineers is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 7.33 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Sales engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Sales engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Sales engineers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Sales engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sales engineers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Persuasion, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sales engineers need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Programming, and Persuasion.

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Projections on job growth for Sales Engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Sales Engineers are expected to see a growth of 6.36% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.36%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Sales Engineers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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