Average Pre Sales Engineer Salary
$95,000 yearly
$33.93 hourly
Updated July 8, 2021
$71,000
10 %
$95,000
Median
$128,000
90 %
Pre sales engineers in the United States make an average salary of $95,765 per year or $46.04 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $71,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $128,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maryland, California, Virginia, Texas, and North Carolina provide the highest pre sales engineer salaries.

Average Pre Sales Engineer Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where pre sales engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Pre Sales Engineer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$82,335
$82,335
$39.58
$39.58
Alaska
Alaska
$82,071
$82,071
$39.46
$39.46
Arizona
Arizona
$91,683
$91,683
$44.08
$44.08
Arkansas
Arkansas
$77,882
$77,882
$37.44
$37.44
California
California
$106,122
$106,122
$51.02
$51.02
Colorado
Colorado
$93,712
$93,712
$45.05
$45.05
Connecticut
Connecticut
$72,267
$72,267
$34.74
$34.74
Delaware
Delaware
$88,673
$88,673
$42.63
$42.63
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$116,827
$116,827
$56.17
$56.17
Florida
Florida
$94,356
$94,356
$45.36
$45.36
Georgia
Georgia
$77,137
$77,137
$37.09
$37.09
Hawaii
Hawaii
$56,087
$56,087
$26.96
$26.96
Idaho
Idaho
$64,824
$64,824
$31.17
$31.17
Illinois
Illinois
$86,049
$86,049
$41.37
$41.37
Indiana
Indiana
$75,771
$75,771
$36.43
$36.43
Iowa
Iowa
$79,641
$79,641
$38.29
$38.29
Kansas
Kansas
$75,783
$75,783
$36.43
$36.43
Kentucky
Kentucky
$71,674
$71,674
$34.46
$34.46
Louisiana
Louisiana
$76,836
$76,836
$36.94
$36.94
Maine
Maine
$77,236
$77,236
$37.13
$37.13
Maryland
Maryland
$111,176
$111,176
$53.45
$53.45
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$82,059
$82,059
$39.45
$39.45
Michigan
Michigan
$90,219
$90,219
$43.37
$43.37
Minnesota
Minnesota
$73,586
$73,586
$35.38
$35.38
Mississippi
Mississippi
$81,598
$81,598
$39.23
$39.23
Missouri
Missouri
$79,373
$79,373
$38.16
$38.16
Montana
Montana
$69,722
$69,722
$33.52
$33.52
Nebraska
Nebraska
$66,812
$66,812
$32.12
$32.12
Nevada
Nevada
$90,435
$90,435
$43.48
$43.48
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$89,995
$89,995
$43.27
$43.27
New Jersey
New Jersey
$83,371
$83,371
$40.08
$40.08
New Mexico
New Mexico
$85,312
$85,312
$41.02
$41.02
New York
New York
$97,384
$97,384
$46.82
$46.82
North Carolina
North Carolina
$100,349
$100,349
$48.24
$48.24
North Dakota
North Dakota
$58,648
$58,648
$28.20
$28.20
Ohio
Ohio
$79,310
$79,310
$38.13
$38.13
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$86,160
$86,160
$41.42
$41.42
Oregon
Oregon
$88,329
$88,329
$42.47
$42.47
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$77,797
$77,797
$37.40
$37.40
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$83,076
$83,076
$39.94
$39.94
South Carolina
South Carolina
$88,937
$88,937
$42.76
$42.76
South Dakota
South Dakota
$70,546
$70,546
$33.92
$33.92
Tennessee
Tennessee
$90,241
$90,241
$43.39
$43.39
Texas
Texas
$101,188
$101,188
$48.65
$48.65
Utah
Utah
$72,743
$72,743
$34.97
$34.97
Vermont
Vermont
$80,406
$80,406
$38.66
$38.66
Virginia
Virginia
$106,043
$106,043
$50.98
$50.98
Washington
Washington
$96,544
$96,544
$46.42
$46.42
West Virginia
West Virginia
$100,023
$100,023
$48.09
$48.09
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$85,755
$85,755
$41.23
$41.23
Wyoming
Wyoming
$54,038
$54,038
$25.98
$25.98

Highest Paying Cities For Pre Sales Engineer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$117,124
$117,124
$56.31
$56.31
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$111,189
$111,189
$53.46
$53.46
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
$106,964
$106,964
$51.42
$51.42
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX
$102,846
$102,846
$49.45
$49.45
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$98,742
$98,742
$47.47
$47.47
New York, NY
New York, NY
$97,980
$97,980
$47.11
$47.11

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Average Pre Sales Engineer Salary Over Time

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Territory Representative

    Avg. salary: $66,622

    A territory representative is responsible for selling the company's goods and services within a designated area, negotiating offers with potential clients, and identifying business opportunities according to market trends and customer demands. Territory representatives analyze the sales performance and strategize techniques to reach sales targets by coordinating with the whole sales team. They must be highly knowledgeable of the products offered by the company to demonstrate features and functionalities and respond to the inquiries and concerns the customers may have.
    80,365 Territory Representative Jobs
    Specialty Representative

    Avg. salary: $113,538

    A specialty representative is responsible for selling specific goods and services to target customers through remote communication or site visits, depending on business requirements and client needs. Specialty representatives assist the marketing and sales team in delivering high-quality sales strategies and promotional techniques to attract customers, identifying their needs by researching industry trends to drive more revenue resources and achieve sales goals and objectives. A specialty representative should have excellent communication and organizational skills, especially in responding to the customers' inquiries and concerns, resolving complaints, and updating their accounts within the database.
    75,337 Specialty Representative Jobs
    Sales Development Representative

    Avg. salary: $46,362

    A sales development representative qualifies leads at the sales funnel's initial stages. Sales development representatives need to conduct research for prospective clients and qualify the leads before handing them to the sales team. They develop sales strategies to attract buyers or solicit potential customers. They need to build relationships with their customers to determine their needs and qualify the viability of interests to drive sales. Also, they collaborate with the sales executives making certain that corporate targets and goals are met.
    116,806 Sales Development Representative Jobs
    Consultant And Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $161,231

    A consultant and sales representative's role is to perform research and analysis to devise strategies for reaching sales targets and optimal services. Aside from providing consultations and business plans, they may also represent the company by reaching out to clients through calls and correspondence. They may offer products and services to secure sales, answer inquiries, and even arrange appointments to discuss and negotiate deals. Furthermore, as a consultant and sales representative, it is essential to build positive relationships with clients in adherence to the company's policies and regulations.
    123,882 Consultant And Sales Representative Jobs
    Outbound Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $30,132

    An outbound sales representative focuses on securing sales by reaching out to clients through calls, correspondence, or face-to-face interactions. They primarily offer products and services, assisting customers every step of the way to ensure client satisfaction. To carry out their duties, they must perform research and analysis to identify business opportunities, develop sales strategies, generate leads, discuss product specifications with customers, introduce payment plans, and negotiate contracts. Moreover, an outbound sales representative must build positive relationships with clients while adhering to the company's policies and regulations.
    111,398 Outbound Sales Representative Jobs
    Territory Sales Representative

    Avg. salary: $64,422

    A territory sales representative is responsible for selling goods and services, assisting customers with their inquiries and concerns, and monitoring the assigned area's sales reports. Territory sales representatives coordinate with the rest of the sales team to develop effective marketing strategies and promotional techniques to increase revenues and profitability. Territory sales representatives research current market trends to identify business opportunities to meet consumer demands and widen their services. A territory sales representative must have excellent knowledge of the sales disciplines and principles, managing the market approach to ensure customer satisfaction.
    109,408 Territory Sales Representative Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Pre Sales Engineers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a pre sales engineer, being employed by a company such as Palo Alto Networks or Broadcom would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like VMware and CyberCoders also report highly competitive salaries for pre sales engineers.
    Company
    Company
    Avg. Salary
    Range
    $106k
    $155k
    $106k
    $155k
    $106k
    $155k
    $106k
    $155k

    Recently Added Pre Sales Engineer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas/Missouri
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas/Missouri
    Nashville, TN
    Nashville, TN
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $128,000
    $128,000
    06/29/2021
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas/Missouri
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas/Missouri
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $128,000
    $128,000
    06/29/2021
    Pre-Sales Engineer
    Pre-Sales Engineer
    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $128,000
    $128,000
    06/29/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    Licensed Life Insurance Sales Position-Pre-Set Appointments
    Licensed Life Insurance Sales Position-Pre-Set Appointments
    Licensed Life Insurance Sales Position-Pre-Set Appointments
    Fort Belvoir, VA
    Fort Belvoir, VA
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $46,958
    $46,958
    06/29/2021
    Pre-Sales Engineer
    Pre-Sales Engineer
    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $128,000
    $128,000
    06/23/2021
    Synoptek
    Synoptek
    Pre Sales Solutions Engineer, Custom APP DEV & BI
    Pre Sales Solutions Engineer, Custom APP DEV & BI
    Pre Sales Solutions Engineer, Custom APP DEV & BI
    Irvine, CA
    Irvine, CA
    06/19/2021
    06/19/2021
    $80,000
    $80,000
    06/19/2021
    Pre-Sales Channel Engineer
    Pre-Sales Channel Engineer
    Boone, CO
    Boone, CO
    06/09/2021
    06/09/2021
    $145,000
    $145,000
    06/09/2021
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas
    Nashville, TN
    Nashville, TN
    05/30/2021
    05/30/2021
    $128,000
    $128,000
    05/30/2021
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas
    Pre-Sales Engineer-Tennessee/Arkansas
    Nashville, TN
    Nashville, TN
    05/28/2021
    05/28/2021
    $128,000
    $128,000
    05/28/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    Technical Pre-Sales Engineer
    Technical Pre-Sales Engineer
    Technical Pre-Sales Engineer
    New Ulm, MN
    New Ulm, MN
    05/26/2021
    05/26/2021
    $45,000
    $45,000
    05/26/2021

    Average Pre Sales Engineer Salary by Demographic

    Pre Sales Engineer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $96,530
    female-income
    Female Income
    $92,571
    Median Pre Sales Engineer Income by Race
    Unknown pre sales engineers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american pre sales engineers have the lowest average salary at $91,178.
    $100,000
    $98,000
    $96,000
    $94,000
    $92,000
    $90,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$97,058
    Black or African American$91,178
    Asian$95,344
    Unknown$97,349
    Hispanic or Latino$91,826
    Average Pre Sales Engineer Salary by Education Level
    Pre sales engineers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $106,723 annually. With a Bachelors degree, pre sales engineers earn a median annual income of $102,839 compared to $92,571 for pre sales engineers with an Associate degree.
    $111,000
    $107,000
    $103,000
    $99,000
    $95,000
    $91,000
    $87,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$90,567
    Some College/ Associate Degree$92,571
    Bachelor's Degree$102,839
    Master's Degree$106,723