|Quick Facts: Sales Engineers|
$103,710 per year
$49.86 per hour
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|6% (As fast as average)|
What Sales Engineers Do
Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses.
Sales engineers often work under stressful conditions because their income and job security depend on commission from successfully completing sales. Some sales engineers may work additional and irregular hours to meet sales goals and client needs.
How to Become a Sales Engineer
To enter the occupation, sales engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. Successful sales engineers combine technical knowledge of the products or services they are selling with strong interpersonal skills.
The median annual wage for sales engineers was $103,710 in May 2021.
Employment of sales engineers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 6,900 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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