Sales engineers specialize in selling technologically and scientifically advanced products, with the majority of their employment coming from computer system design and related services industry, which employs nearly 11,000 sales engineers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of sales engineers is expected to grow by 8% from 2020 to 2030, which is about the same rate of growth as the average for all occupations.
According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, as of 2020, the average income of sales engineers is $117,270, more than double the national average for all occupations, $56,310. The highest-paying industry for sales engineers is computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing, where the mean annual income for sales engineers is $149,810. Read on to find out what the average sales engineer salary is in every state.
10 States Where Sales Engineers Earn the Most Money
The states with the highest sales engineer salaries are geographically a very mixed bunch, with upper South states like Maryland and Virginia coming in as the No. 1 and No. 2 highest-paying states, alongside Mountain and upper Midwest states like Idaho and South Dakota coming in as the No. 5 and No. 6 best-paying states.
Here’s a list of the top 10 states in order of average incomes for sales engineers:
10 States Where Sales Engineers Earn the Least Money
The bottom 10 states where average sales engineer salaries are lowest are an interesting mix of states from the Midwest, South, West Coast and Northeast. Hawaii, which typically has some of the highest incomes for jobs — and highest cost of living — actually has the lowest average sales engineer salary at $81,030.
Here’s a list of the bottom 10 states in order of average incomes for sales engineers:
How Much Sales Engineers Earn in All 50 States
Here’s a look at average sales engineer salaries by state. The BLS does not have annual mean wage data available for six states from 2020, the latest year of BLS data, either because there are no sales engineer jobs or because data wasn’t available.