Sales engineers

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Total Workforce
37.3k
Average Age
44.8
Average Salary
$127,454
Average Male Salary
$132,412
Average Female Salary
$82,393

About

Sales engineers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Sales engineers was $127,454 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sales engineers by wage are Optometrists, Economists, and Financial analysts.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Sales engineers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Sales engineers are .

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 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers. Sales engineers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$127,454
AVERAGE SALARY
± $12,784

In 2018, Sales engineers earned an average of $127,454, $73,565 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Optometrists 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

0.34
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Sales engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.34, 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

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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 Construction.

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Industries by Share

37.3k
2018 Workforce
± 4,739
0.426%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.9%

The number of people employed as Sales engineers has been growing at a rate of 0.426%, from 37,117 people in 2017 to 37,275 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Sales engineers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Sales engineers at  22.2%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 7.22% and Construction with 5.48%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sales engineers in the US. The average age of male Sales engineers in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Sales engineers is 35.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

33.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,498
3.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,492

90.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

81.3% of Sales engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.12% 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 Gender

45.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.68
35.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.12

The median age of Sales engineers is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 10.2 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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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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