Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
66,060 2.1 % $45.56 $94,760 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.97 $32.06 $42.01 $54.98 $70.47
Annual Wage (2) $51,940 $66,690 $87,390 $114,370 $146,580


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 11,250 0.78 $51.20 $106,500
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 6,950 0.87 $48.78 $101,470
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,580 0.76 $41.52 $86,370
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,990 1.29 $44.41 $92,380
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3,920 0.64 $46.39 $96,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Satellite Telecommunications 150 1.36 $54.26 $112,870
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,990 1.29 $44.41 $92,380
Other Telecommunications 1,430 1.22 $45.81 $95,290
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 890 0.92 $39.08 $81,280
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 6,950 0.87 $48.78 $101,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 200 0.15 $61.43 $127,770
Satellite Telecommunications 150 1.36 $54.26 $112,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 890 0.09 $52.89 $110,020
Software Publishers 1,280 0.50 $52.12 $108,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 11,250 0.78 $51.20 $106,500


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 15,420 1.10 2.12 $51.56 $107,240
Texas 4,600 0.46 0.88 $46.50 $96,730
New York 3,960 0.48 0.91 $45.16 $93,930
Massachusetts 3,150 1.01 1.94 $49.11 $102,140
Pennsylvania 2,940 0.54 1.03 $41.77 $86,870




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)
California 15,420 1.10 2.12 $51.56 $107,240
Massachusetts 3,150 1.01 1.94 $49.11 $102,140
Wisconsin 1,970 0.76 1.45 $44.24 $92,020
Colorado 1,590 0.74 1.41 $43.73 $90,950
New Hampshire 430 0.71 1.36 $42.99 $89,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 240 0.21 0.40 $56.42 $117,350
Hawaii 40 0.07 0.13 $55.01 $114,410
Nebraska 160 0.18 0.34 $53.23 $110,710
Virginia 1,810 0.51 0.99 $53.01 $110,260
California 15,420 1.10 2.12 $51.56 $107,240

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 3,820 4.46 8.58 $61.85 $128,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.61 1.17 $45.93 $95,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.44 0.84 $51.75 $107,630
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,140 1.29 2.48 $49.47 $102,890
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.60 1.15 $43.24 $89,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.38 2.65 $50.15 $104,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.89 3.64 $52.01 $108,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,600 0.64 1.24 $47.71 $99,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,590 0.72 1.39 $40.40 $84,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.10 2.11 $51.00 $106,070




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 3,820 4.46 8.58 $61.85 $128,660
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 470 4.10 7.88 $46.09 $95,860
Fond du Lac, WI 110 2.66 5.11 $44.68 $92,940
Durham, NC 590 2.21 4.25 $45.98 $95,640
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 250 1.98 3.81 $38.58 $80,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.89 3.64 $52.01 $108,170
Portsmouth, NH-ME 90 1.69 3.26 $34.33 $71,410
Boulder, CO 260 1.68 3.23 $40.68 $84,610
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 210 1.60 3.07 $49.58 $103,130
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,350 1.42 2.73 $49.67 $103,310




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)
Tulsa, OK 160 0.39 0.75 $67.24 $139,860
Duluth, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $64.17 $133,470
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.35 0.68 $63.02 $131,080
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.46 0.89 $62.79 $130,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,820 4.46 8.58 $61.85 $128,660
Canton-Massillon, OH 60 0.35 0.68 $59.48 $123,720
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.32 0.61 $58.42 $121,520
Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 0.15 $57.99 $120,610
Salt Lake City, UT 200 0.34 0.66 $57.80 $120,230
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $56.75 $118,040

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 1.12 $22.09 $45,950
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 1.06 $31.42 $65,360
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.01 $37.41 $77,820
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 0.57 $38.69 $80,470
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 0.67 $31.43 $65,380

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 100 0.58 1.12 $22.09 $45,950
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 1.06 $31.42 $65,360
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.01 $37.41 $77,820
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 0.95 $32.70 $68,020
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 0.78 $34.67 $72,110

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $48.67 $101,230
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $46.26 $96,230
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 0.57 $38.69 $80,470
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.40 $38.00 $79,040
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.01 $37.41 $77,820


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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