Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
68,080 2.2 % $50.32 $104,660 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.85 $34.86 $46.32 $60.75 $77.04
Annual Wage (2) $55,850 $72,510 $96,340 $126,350 $160,250


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 12,390 0.70 $55.30 $115,030
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 6,840 0.78 $51.64 $107,400
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,130 0.76 $47.13 $98,020
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,730 0.77 $51.57 $107,260
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,240 1.32 $49.35 $102,640

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 4,240 1.32 $49.35 $102,640
Other Telecommunications 930 1.22 $49.93 $103,850
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 6,840 0.78 $51.64 $107,400
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4,730 0.77 $51.57 $107,260
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,130 0.76 $47.13 $98,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 330 0.16 $62.79 $130,610
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,040 0.38 $62.11 $129,190
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 610 0.38 $59.36 $123,460
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.36 $59.31 $123,370
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 60 0.01 $59.22 $123,180


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 13,760 0.91 1.81 $57.15 $118,880
Texas 7,700 0.69 1.36 $50.75 $105,550
Illinois 3,700 0.64 1.27 $47.22 $98,230
Massachusetts 3,370 1.01 2.01 $52.10 $108,370
Ohio 3,180 0.61 1.21 $48.28 $100,410




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 3,370 1.01 2.01 $52.10 $108,370
California 13,760 0.91 1.81 $57.15 $118,880
New Hampshire 510 0.81 1.60 $57.85 $120,320
Colorado 1,910 0.81 1.60 $53.15 $110,550
Texas 7,700 0.69 1.36 $50.75 $105,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 60 0.15 0.30 $62.54 $130,080
New Hampshire 510 0.81 1.60 $57.85 $120,320
California 13,760 0.91 1.81 $57.15 $118,880
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $54.40 $113,150
Virginia 1,630 0.45 0.89 $54.39 $113,130





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 3,340 3.43 6.80 $63.97 $133,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,090 0.76 1.51 $50.68 $105,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.69 1.38 $50.23 $104,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,350 1.31 2.59 $53.42 $111,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,340 0.82 1.63 $45.66 $94,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,210 0.93 1.84 $51.30 $106,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.95 1.89 $59.52 $123,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.83 3.63 $70.02 $145,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,660 0.91 1.80 $46.49 $96,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.30 0.60 $52.27 $108,720




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 3,340 3.43 6.80 $63.97 $133,060
Boulder, CO 420 2.50 4.97 $50.03 $104,060
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 250 2.12 4.21 $51.84 $107,840
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 330 2.06 4.09 $48.40 $100,680
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.83 3.63 $70.02 $145,640
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,570 1.77 3.51 $51.09 $106,260
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 210 1.64 3.26 $68.56 $142,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,350 1.31 2.59 $53.42 $111,110
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,200 1.18 2.35 $50.22 $104,460
Akron, OH 370 1.17 2.32 $54.49 $113,340




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.83 3.63 $70.02 $145,640
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 210 1.64 3.26 $68.56 $142,610
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 0.18 0.36 $67.27 $139,920
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 350 0.62 1.22 $64.59 $134,340
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,340 3.43 6.80 $63.97 $133,060
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.39 0.78 $63.82 $132,750
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.16 0.31 $63.69 $132,470
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.22 0.43 $61.38 $127,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.95 1.89 $59.52 $123,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.51 1.01 $57.34 $119,270

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.94 1.87 $35.43 $73,690
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.48 0.95 $37.08 $77,130
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.43 0.86 $42.81 $89,040
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 0.67 $35.78 $74,430
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 0.76 $44.24 $92,010

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 150 0.94 1.87 $35.43 $73,690
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.78 1.56 $38.69 $80,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.48 0.95 $37.08 $77,130
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.43 0.86 $42.81 $89,040
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 0.84 $34.94 $72,680

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.30 $69.41 $144,380
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.30 $48.20 $100,250
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $45.71 $95,080
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $44.92 $93,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.38 0.76 $44.24 $92,010


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015