Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
65,720 2.5 % $52.22 $108,610 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.09 $36.25 $48.76 $64.11 $79.49
Annual Wage (2) $58,430 $75,410 $101,420 $133,340 $165,350


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 11,500 0.55 $53.91 $112,140
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,270 0.94 $55.43 $115,300
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 5,670 0.41 $50.87 $105,810
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 4,630 0.85 $54.78 $113,950
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,040 0.59 $45.09 $93,780

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 6,270 0.94 $55.43 $115,300
Software Publishers 3,440 0.87 $61.11 $127,110
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 4,630 0.85 $54.78 $113,950
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 580 0.70 $58.79 $122,290
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,040 0.59 $45.09 $93,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $73.37 $152,610
Electronics and Appliance Stores 90 0.02 $67.72 $140,860
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 120 0.17 $63.92 $132,960
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $63.31 $131,690
Software Publishers 3,440 0.87 $61.11 $127,110


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 10,800 0.63 1.40 $56.33 $117,170
Texas 9,090 0.75 1.65 $53.80 $111,910
Massachusetts 4,130 1.16 2.55 $51.73 $107,590
Colorado 3,190 1.22 2.68 $62.29 $129,560
Pennsylvania 3,120 0.53 1.17 $46.96 $97,680




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 3,190 1.22 2.68 $62.29 $129,560
Massachusetts 4,130 1.16 2.55 $51.73 $107,590
Texas 9,090 0.75 1.65 $53.80 $111,910
New Hampshire 420 0.64 1.42 $54.35 $113,050
California 10,800 0.63 1.40 $56.33 $117,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $68.44 $142,360
Virginia 1,510 0.39 0.87 $67.12 $139,620
Colorado 3,190 1.22 2.68 $62.29 $129,560
Maryland 880 0.33 0.72 $61.22 $127,340
Nevada 120 0.09 0.19 $60.80 $126,460





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,880 1.09 2.39 $55.15 $114,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,820 1.38 3.05 $51.73 $107,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,680 0.60 1.33 $53.53 $111,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,270 1.10 2.42 $51.32 $106,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,560 1.06 2.33 $55.59 $115,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,550 0.27 0.59 $53.73 $111,750
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,350 1.59 3.51 $63.47 $132,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,150 1.92 4.23 $65.84 $136,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,890 0.70 1.55 $48.40 $100,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,680 0.59 1.30 $48.41 $100,680




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 510 2.78 6.12 $65.40 $136,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,150 1.92 4.23 $65.84 $136,940
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,350 1.59 3.51 $63.47 $132,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,820 1.38 3.05 $51.73 $107,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,270 1.10 2.42 $51.32 $106,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,880 1.09 2.39 $55.15 $114,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,560 1.06 2.33 $55.59 $115,630
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 330 1.00 2.21 $54.74 $113,850
Akron, OH 330 0.99 2.19 $50.48 $104,990
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,010 0.98 2.15 $56.50 $117,520




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)
Winston-Salem, NC 70 0.26 0.57 $69.27 $144,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,550 0.49 1.09 $67.89 $141,210
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 110 0.44 0.97 $67.32 $140,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,150 1.92 4.23 $65.84 $136,940
Boulder, CO 510 2.78 6.12 $65.40 $136,030
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.10 0.22 $65.39 $136,020
College Station-Bryan, TX (8) (8) (8) $65.24 $135,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,350 1.59 3.51 $63.47 $132,020
Boise City, ID 230 0.71 1.57 $62.15 $129,260
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 810 0.62 1.37 $61.62 $128,160

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 140 0.56 1.23 $48.40 $100,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.51 1.13 $47.26 $98,290
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 130 0.38 0.84 $39.40 $81,950
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.44 0.97 $41.43 $86,180
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 1.28 $41.82 $86,980

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 1.28 $41.82 $86,980
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 1.23 $48.40 $100,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.51 1.13 $47.26 $98,290
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.01 $40.45 $84,130
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.44 0.97 $41.43 $86,180

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)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.66 $59.05 $122,820
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 0.95 $58.90 $122,500
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.30 $51.45 $107,020
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.53 $50.61 $105,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.38 $48.90 $101,710


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019