Sales engineers

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2019 Workforce
50.2k
Average Age
44.9
Estimated Job Growth
6.36%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$135,699
Average Male Salary
$139,750
Average Female Salary
$104,318

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Sales engineers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Sales engineers was $135,699 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Sales engineers by wage are Personal financial advisors, Podiatrists, and Economists.

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 Building material & supplies dealers. Sales engineers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$135,699
AVERAGE SALARY
± $10,906

In 2019, Sales engineers earned an average of $135,699, $80,175 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Personal financial advisors make somewhat more than Sales engineers while Podiatrists 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 2019, Sales engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.34, 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

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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 Wired telecommunications carriers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Sales engineers, by average wage, are Building material & supplies dealers, Wholesale electronic markets & agents & brokers, and Computer Systems Design.

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Industries by Share

50.2k
2019 Workforce
± 5,499
34.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.5%

The number of people employed as Sales engineers has been growing at a rate of 34.7%, from 37,275 people in 2018 to 50,192 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Sales engineers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Sales engineers at  22.8%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 5.61% and Wired telecommunications carriers with 5.22%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sales engineers in the US. The average age of male Sales engineers in the workforce is 45.7 and of female Sales engineers is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sales engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

44.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,176
5.74k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,860

88.6% 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 7.23% 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

45.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.5
39.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.81

The median age of Sales engineers is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 6.37 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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Projections

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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