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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
63,550 3.5 % $54.22 $112,780 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.45 $36.71 $49.95 $67.12 $83.79
Annual Wage (2) $59,180 $76,350 $103,900 $139,620 $174,270


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 11,330 0.52 $55.19 $114,790
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 8,590 1.27 $60.88 $126,630
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 5,660 0.40 $52.64 $109,490
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 3,990 0.76 $56.35 $117,200
Telecommunications 3,550 0.49 $58.47 $121,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 8,590 1.27 $60.88 $126,630
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 670 0.82 $58.78 $122,260
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 3,990 0.76 $56.35 $117,200
Software Publishers 2,710 0.63 $60.92 $126,710
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 11,330 0.52 $55.19 $114,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronics and Appliance Stores 70 0.01 $68.43 $142,330
Utility System Construction 50 0.01 $65.42 $136,080
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.01 $64.02 $133,160
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing (8) (8) $63.85 $132,810
Software Publishers 2,710 0.63 $60.92 $126,710


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 11,440 0.66 1.52 $56.07 $116,620
Texas 9,120 0.73 1.70 $58.70 $122,090
Massachusetts 3,720 1.03 2.37 $52.97 $110,190
Georgia 3,220 0.72 1.67 $55.02 $114,430
Pennsylvania 3,200 0.54 1.25 $48.22 $100,300




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 3,720 1.03 2.37 $52.97 $110,190
District of Columbia 660 0.91 2.11 $62.30 $129,570
Colorado 2,180 0.81 1.88 $61.64 $128,210
New Hampshire 530 0.80 1.84 $57.81 $120,250
Texas 9,120 0.73 1.70 $58.70 $122,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,050 0.39 0.90 $69.78 $145,150
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $69.48 $144,510
Virginia 1,790 0.46 1.07 $68.47 $142,430
District of Columbia 660 0.91 2.11 $62.30 $129,570
Idaho 220 0.30 0.70 $61.95 $128,850





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,230 0.68 1.57 $50.91 $105,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,540 1.26 2.92 $52.71 $109,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,980 0.82 1.89 $59.87 $124,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,930 1.07 2.47 $55.65 $115,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,510 1.02 2.35 $60.45 $125,730
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,470 0.26 0.59 $56.23 $116,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,130 0.70 1.62 $55.12 $114,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,050 1.79 4.15 $65.84 $136,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,910 0.66 1.53 $51.31 $106,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,840 0.58 1.34 $73.97 $153,860




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 2,050 1.79 4.15 $65.84 $136,950
Boulder, CO 250 1.36 3.15 $54.71 $113,800
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 80 1.29 2.98 $44.93 $93,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,540 1.26 2.92 $52.71 $109,640
Columbus, IN 60 1.09 2.53 $47.22 $98,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,630 1.08 2.50 $63.12 $131,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,930 1.07 2.47 $55.65 $115,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,510 1.02 2.35 $60.45 $125,730
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 130 0.87 2.01 $45.81 $95,280
Danbury, CT 70 0.86 1.98 $51.66 $107,450




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)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.25 0.58 $76.03 $158,150
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 150 0.47 1.09 $75.29 $156,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,840 0.58 1.34 $73.97 $153,860
Dover-Durham, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $73.67 $153,220
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.25 0.58 $69.90 $145,390
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $68.26 $141,980
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 50 0.22 0.51 $68.15 $141,760
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.34 0.79 $67.78 $140,980
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.17 0.39 $66.39 $138,090
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 440 0.51 1.18 $66.05 $137,380

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.31 $48.26 $100,380
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 1.47 $43.41 $90,300
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.62 1.42 $41.63 $86,600
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 90 0.27 0.62 $39.25 $81,640
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 0.89 $39.27 $81,690

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 1.47 $43.41 $90,300
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.62 1.42 $41.63 $86,600
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.31 $48.26 $100,380
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 1.02 $39.62 $82,420
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 1.00 $37.95 $78,930

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.39 $63.83 $132,770
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 0.72 $58.31 $121,280
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.46 $52.41 $109,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.31 $48.26 $100,380
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.85 $93,290


About May 2019 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 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020