Sales Engineers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.3% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Sales Engineers Do

Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Other Job Titles Sales Engineers May Have

Product Sales Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Engineer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Sales Engineer ,

Mechanical Products Nevada, Inc.

Working on the computer across multiple software platforms to design, budget and quote commercial HVAC equipment and systems. Interacting over the phone with manufacturers, mechanical contractors and consulting engineers. Strategically planning internally with co workers to leverage our product line strengths to successfully win projects.

Point of Sales Solutions Engineer ,


I spend the mornings answering emails and participating in conference calls about whatever projects I'm working on currently. After that, I'll have a scrum meeting with my team to track our progress and discuss which problems we need to fix that day. The scrum meeting is a helpful way to get caught up with my team's status every day. After that, I'll dive in and get started on coding and hopefully building the solutions to those problems we'd discussed.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Collaborate with sales teams to understand customer requirements, to promote the sale of company products, and to provide sales support.
  • Sell products requiring extensive technical expertise and support for installation and use, such as material handling equipment, numerical-control machinery, or computer systems.
  • Plan and modify product configurations to meet customer needs.
  • Confer with customers and engineers to assess equipment needs and to determine system requirements.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products or services to customers and prospective customers.

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