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Sales Engineer Salary

Sales Engineer Salary

Sales engineers' salaries are based on performance and engineers are typically compensated by salary plus commission, much like most sales representatives. Bonuses are far less common.

Sales engineers' salaries range from £18,200 to £56,566 a year in the UK according to information from Payscale. Commissions can be anywhere between £0.00 and £17,879, and bonuses range from £389.78 to £15,965 a year. Engineers employed in London typically earn between £24,468 and £69,439 a year, those with a bachelor's degree earn between £13,481 and £88,084 a year, and engineers with a Business Certificate have salaries in the range between £16,800 and £49,200 a year. Sales engineers working for companies can earn between £18,200 and £53,638 a year, while those working for private practices and firms earn between £16,913 and £62,625 a year.

Engineering salaries can vary greatly by years of experience in the field. Sales engineers with 1 to 4 years of experience typically earn between £16,246 and £47,000 a year, those with 5 to 9 years earn between £18,246 and £61,152 a year, engineers with 10 to 19 years of experience make from £24,588 to £59,764 a year, and engineers with 20 or more years of experience can have salaries in the range between £20,608 and £65,926 a year.

Sales engineers in middle to senior management jobs can expect to earn between £35,000 and £80,000 a year according to Total Jobs.

Top salaries by skill or specialty are those in network management and administration (£18,383 - £66,545 a year), technical sales (£18,460 - £59,502), UNIX (£34,891 - £58,596), and Cisco Networking (£24,490 - £50,000).

Best paid sales engineering jobs by industry are those in software applications (£24,483 - £75,167 a year), computer hardware and software (£18,675 - £62,435) and telecommunications (£33,500 - £47,500).

Starting salary

Graduate salaries for sales engineers typically range from £24,000 to £28,000 a year according to Total Jobs. Sales engineers with less than a year of experience earn between £20,000 and £28,500 according to information provided by Payscale.

General salary information

Self-employment opportunities exist for sales engineers with a few years of relevant work experience and a strong track record in sales. They can contract to sell products for several different clients.

Salaries can vary significantly by company size. Sales engineers working for companies with 1 to 9 employees typically earn between £15,600 and £38,750 a year, those employed in companies with 50 to 199 employees earn from £19,495 to £45,300 a year, while engineers working for companies with 5,000 to 19,999 employees earn between £33,250 and £60,327 a year according to Payscale.

Salaries differ by sales territory as well. Sales engineers working internationally, in multiple countries, earn between £19,000 and £61,204 year, those working nationally make from £17,154 to £63,616 a year, and engineers who work regionally typically earn between £26,750 and £43,500 a year.

Most popular benefits among sales engineers are paid holidays and vacations, paid sick leave, and company pension plans. Most popular certificates are the Business Certificate, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering.