Sales engineers

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Total Workforce

37.1k

Average Age

44.3

Estimated Job Growth

6.94%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$121,012

Average Male Salary

$124,102

Average Female Salary

$84,551

Employment

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 Software publishing. Sales engineers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$121,012

AVERAGE SALARY

± $9,260

In 2017, Sales engineers earned an average of $121,012, $68,947 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Personal financial advisors make somewhat more than Sales engineers while Financial analysts 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 2016, Sales engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.294, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Sales engineers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Sales engineers, by average wage, are Software publishing, Computer Systems Design, and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Industries by Share

37.1k

2017 Workforce

± 4,729

-2.81%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.4%

The number of people employed as Sales engineers has been declining at a rate of -2.81%, from 38,190 people in 2016 to 37,117 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Sales engineers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Sales engineers at  20.1%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 6.94% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 6.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sales engineers in the US. The average age of male Sales engineers in the workforce is 44.6 and of female Sales engineers is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales engineers is White.

Gender Composition

34.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,541

2.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,322

92.2% of Sales engineers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Sales engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sales engineers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Two or More Races

87.4% of Sales engineers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.64% of Sales engineers, Asian 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 Gender

44.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.58

41

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.49

The median age of Sales engineers is 44.3, and Male employees are generally 3.56 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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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Skills

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Sales engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Sales engineers are expected to see a growth of 6.94% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.94%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Sales engineers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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