Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

41-9031 Sales Engineers

Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering. Excludes "Engineers" (17-2011 through 17-2199) whose primary function is not marketing or sales.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
65,730 2.1 % $48.94 $101,790 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.86 $34.48 $45.14 $59.60 $74.34
Annual Wage (2) $55,870 $71,720 $93,900 $123,960 $154,630


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 11,290 0.67 $53.87 $112,060
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 7,070 0.82 $52.07 $108,310
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,490 1.42 $47.60 $99,010
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,490 0.69 $43.62 $90,720
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,310 0.70 $50.88 $105,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Telecommunications 1,140 1.44 $48.26 $100,380
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,490 1.42 $47.60 $99,010
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 7,070 0.82 $52.07 $108,310
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 860 0.81 $40.38 $83,990
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,600 0.71 $49.10 $102,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $77.96 $162,160
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.12 $64.67 $134,500
Other Information Services 250 0.13 $57.57 $119,750
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 70 0.02 $56.67 $117,870
Software Publishers 2,030 0.70 $56.21 $116,920


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,990 0.88 1.78 $54.00 $112,320
Texas 6,480 0.59 1.20 $51.05 $106,180
Illinois 3,730 0.65 1.32 $46.02 $95,720
Massachusetts 3,440 1.06 2.13 $51.52 $107,160
Pennsylvania 3,010 0.54 1.08 $43.57 $90,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,440 1.06 2.13 $51.52 $107,160
New Hampshire 620 1.00 2.01 $59.06 $122,840
California 12,990 0.88 1.78 $54.00 $112,320
Minnesota 2,060 0.77 1.55 $44.99 $93,580
Colorado 1,590 0.69 1.40 $52.48 $109,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 620 1.00 2.01 $59.06 $122,840
Florida 1,670 0.22 0.45 $55.83 $116,130
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $55.40 $115,230
California 12,990 0.88 1.78 $54.00 $112,320
Virginia 1,390 0.38 0.77 $53.45 $111,180





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,110 3.35 6.75 $58.08 $120,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,920 0.74 1.48 $50.14 $104,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.70 1.42 $48.97 $101,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,290 1.31 2.64 $52.31 $108,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.95 1.91 $54.73 $113,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,940 0.84 1.70 $50.86 $105,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,920 0.69 1.40 $51.10 $106,300
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.81 3.65 $58.77 $122,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,820 1.01 2.05 $45.49 $94,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.34 0.68 $54.01 $112,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,110 3.35 6.75 $58.08 $120,810
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 300 2.58 5.20 $54.95 $114,290
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 260 1.98 3.99 $70.19 $145,990
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 310 1.90 3.83 $50.37 $104,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.81 3.65 $58.77 $122,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,290 1.31 2.64 $52.31 $108,800
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,100 1.29 2.59 $50.60 $105,250
Manchester, NH 130 1.24 2.50 $45.94 $95,550
Akron, OH 390 1.23 2.48 $55.56 $115,560
Boulder, CO 190 1.17 2.36 $48.61 $101,120




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 280 0.27 0.55 $74.85 $155,680
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 260 1.98 3.99 $70.19 $145,990
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) (8) (8) $64.56 $134,290
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 220 0.40 0.80 $62.05 $129,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.81 3.65 $58.77 $122,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,110 3.35 6.75 $58.08 $120,810
Columbus, GA-AL 40 0.34 0.68 $56.41 $117,330
Huntsville, AL 90 0.45 0.91 $56.01 $116,500
Akron, OH 390 1.23 2.48 $55.56 $115,560
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 360 0.31 0.62 $55.34 $115,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.57 1.15 $39.36 $81,870
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 1.80 $34.89 $72,570
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 1.05 $40.74 $84,740
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.19 $35.99 $74,860
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 0.79 $44.31 $92,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 1.80 $34.89 $72,570
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.19 $35.99 $74,860
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.57 1.15 $39.36 $81,870
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 1.05 $40.74 $84,740
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 0.93 $39.00 $81,120

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $77.12 $160,400
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 0.79 $44.31 $92,150
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.25 $92,030
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $43.75 $90,990
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 0.81 $42.91 $89,260


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014