Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
74,330 2.4 % $52.35 $108,880 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.40 $35.77 $48.08 $63.50 $80.05
Annual Wage (2) $56,990 $74,400 $100,000 $132,080 $166,500


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 13,280 0.67 $57.06 $118,690
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 8,190 0.92 $53.97 $112,260
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,100 0.92 $48.95 $101,820
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,530 0.89 $53.12 $110,490
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,700 1.14 $49.89 $103,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,700 1.14 $49.89 $103,760
Other Telecommunications 780 1.06 $56.91 $118,370
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 8,190 0.92 $53.97 $112,260
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,100 0.92 $48.95 $101,820
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,530 0.89 $53.12 $110,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,270 0.43 $69.36 $144,280
Other Information Services 310 0.12 $66.75 $138,850
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 530 0.41 $64.03 $133,180
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $62.49 $129,990
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 400 0.33 $61.98 $128,920


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)
Texas 11,620 0.99 1.87 $52.21 $108,590
California 11,390 0.71 1.35 $60.29 $125,400
Ohio 3,680 0.69 1.30 $47.76 $99,350
Massachusetts 3,670 1.06 2.00 $54.66 $113,690
Colorado 3,620 1.44 2.73 $58.13 $120,900




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)
Colorado 3,620 1.44 2.73 $58.13 $120,900
Massachusetts 3,670 1.06 2.00 $54.66 $113,690
Texas 11,620 0.99 1.87 $52.21 $108,590
North Carolina 3,340 0.79 1.49 $47.73 $99,270
New Hampshire 490 0.76 1.43 $48.80 $101,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 90 0.21 0.39 $71.50 $148,720
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $62.34 $129,670
Maryland 1,030 0.39 0.74 $61.30 $127,500
Washington 1,300 0.42 0.80 $60.39 $125,600
California 11,390 0.71 1.35 $60.29 $125,400





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 2,970 2.84 5.36 $66.82 $138,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,650 0.73 1.38 $51.65 $107,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,580 1.82 3.44 $59.23 $123,210
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.36 0.67 $55.33 $115,080
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,350 1.30 2.46 $54.80 $113,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.50 0.94 $54.64 $113,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,850 0.73 1.37 $45.39 $94,410
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.53 2.89 $74.39 $154,730
Raleigh, NC 1,560 2.62 4.95 $43.49 $90,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,540 0.81 1.52 $51.42 $106,960




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)
Boulder, CO 630 3.59 6.79 $60.00 $124,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,970 2.84 5.36 $66.82 $138,980
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 490 2.80 5.30 $57.00 $118,570
Raleigh, NC 1,560 2.62 4.95 $43.49 $90,460
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,580 1.82 3.44 $59.23 $123,210
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 270 1.78 3.36 $57.46 $119,520
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.53 2.89 $74.39 $154,730
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,480 1.53 2.90 $56.55 $117,630
Midland, TX 110 1.31 2.48 $49.82 $103,620
Akron, OH 430 1.31 2.47 $53.74 $111,780




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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 350 0.60 1.13 $77.66 $161,540
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.53 2.89 $74.39 $154,730
Lake Charles, LA (8) (8) (8) $68.67 $142,830
Olympia-Tumwater, WA (8) (8) (8) $68.39 $142,260
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $67.60 $140,600
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.73 1.38 $66.91 $139,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,970 2.84 5.36 $66.82 $138,980
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 90 0.33 0.63 $66.73 $138,790
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 0.44 $64.55 $134,260
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 70 0.27 0.52 $64.30 $133,740

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 130 0.40 0.75 $39.30 $81,740
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 0.91 $45.44 $94,520
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.37 0.69 $41.45 $86,210
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 0.71 $38.78 $80,660
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 0.72 $36.71 $76,360

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 0.91 $45.44 $94,520
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 130 0.40 0.75 $39.30 $81,740
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 0.71 $38.78 $80,660
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 0.72 $36.71 $76,360
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.37 0.69 $41.45 $86,210

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.46 $67.23 $139,830
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.29 $56.44 $117,390
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $50.86 $105,780
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.29 $48.33 $100,540
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 0.91 $45.44 $94,520


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017