FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Regional Sales Engineer

This job has expired and is no longer available.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Regional Sales Engineer

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Regional Sales Engineer

  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $83,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Regional Sales Engineer Do

Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.

Duties

Sales engineers typically do the following:

  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations explaining products or services to existing and prospective customers
  • Confer with customers and engineers to assess equipment needs and to determine system requirements
  • Collaborate with sales teams to understand customer requirements and provide sales support
  • Secure and renew orders and arrange delivery
  • Plan and modify products to meet customer needs
  • Help clients solve problems with installed equipment
  • Recommend improved materials or machinery to customers, showing how changes will lower costs or increase production
  • Help in researching and developing new products

Sales engineers specialize in technologically and scientifically advanced products. They use their technical skills to explain the benefits of their products or services to potential customers and to show how their products or services are better than their competitors'. Some sales engineers work for the companies that design and build technical products. Others work for independent sales firms.

Many of the duties of sales engineers are similar to those of other salespersons. They must interest the client in buying their products or services, negotiate a price, and complete the sale. To do this, sales engineers give technical presentations during which they explain the technical aspects of the product and how it will solve a specific customer problem.

Some sales engineers, however, team with salespersons who concentrate on marketing and selling the product, which lets the sales engineer concentrate on the technical aspects of the job. By working as part of a sales team, each member is able to focus on his or her strengths and expertise. For more information on other sales occupations, see the profile on wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives.

In addition to giving technical presentations, sales engineers are increasingly doing other tasks related to sales, such as market research. They also may ask for technical requirements from customers and modify and adjust products to meet customers’ specific needs. Some sales engineers work with research and development (R&D) departments to help identify and develop new products.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Regional Sales Engineer

A bachelor’s degree is typically required to become a sales engineer. Successful sales engineers combine technical knowledge of the products or services they are selling with strong interpersonal skills.

Education

Sales engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. However, a worker without a degree, but with previous sales experience as well as technical experience or training, sometimes holds the title of sales engineer. Workers who have a degree in a science, such as chemistry, or in business with little or no previous sales experience, also may be called sales engineers.

University engineering programs generally require 4 years of study. They vary in content, but all programs include courses in math and the physical sciences. In addition, most programs require developing strong computer skills.

Most engineering programs require students to choose an area of specialization. The most common majors are electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering, but some engineering departments offer additional majors, such as chemical, biomedical, or computer hardware engineering. However, some undergraduate programs offer a general engineering curriculum; students then specialize in a particular area either on the job or in graduate school.

Training

New graduates with engineering degrees typically need sales experience and training before they can work independently as sales engineers. Training covers general sales techniques and may involve teaming with a sales mentor who is familiar with the employer's business practices, customers, procedures, and company culture. After the training period, sales engineers may continue to partner with someone who lacks technical skills yet excels in the art of sales.

It is important for sales engineers to continue their engineering and sales education throughout their careers. Much of their value to their employers depends on their knowledge of, and ability to sell, the latest technologies. Sales engineers in high-technology fields, such as information technology and advanced electronics, may find that their technical knowledge rapidly becomes obsolete, requiring frequent retraining.

Advancement

Promotions may include a higher commission rate, a larger sales territory, or elevation to the position of supervisor or sales manager.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Strong interpersonal skills are a valuable characteristic for sales engineers, both for building relationships with clients and effectively communicating with other members of the sales team.

Problem-solving skills. Sales engineers must be able to listen to the customer’s desires and concerns, and then recommend solutions, possibly including customizing a product.

Self-confidence. Sales engineers should be confident and persuasive when making sales presentations. 

Technological skills. Sales engineers must have extensive knowledge of the technologically sophisticated products they sell in order to explain their advantages and answer questions.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Regional Sales Engineer?

Send To A Friend

Regional Sales Engineer Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Regional Sales Engineer Career Paths

Regional Sales Engineer
Regional Sales Manager General Manager Account Manager
Territory Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Regional Sales Manager National Account Manager
Global Account Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Regional Sales Manager Director Of Sales
Vice President Of Sales & Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Store Manager District Sales Manager
Division Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Account Manager District Sales Manager
National Accounts Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager District Manager District Sales Manager
Eastern Regional Sales Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Marketing Manager Sales And Marketing Manager
Regional Sales And Marketing Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Product Line Manager
Senior Product Line Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Business Development Manager
Global Business Development Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Sales Engineer Sales Engineering Manager
Director Of Sales Engineering
12 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Corporate Account Manager Inside Sales Manager
Outside Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Technical Manager Technical Support Manager
Technical Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Sales Engineer Product Marketing Manager Marketing Program Manager
Sales Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Customer Service Manager Inside Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager, Mid Atlantic Region
9 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Territory Sales Manager Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Central Region Sales Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Sales Engineer Sales Account Manager Global Account Manager
Global Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Sales Engineering Manager
OEM Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Senior Applications Engineer
Applications Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Product Manager/Sales Eastern Regional Sales Manager
North America Sales Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Average Length of Employment
Sales Engineer 3.7 years
Marketing Engineer 2.9 years
Pre Sales Engineer 2.9 years
Top Careers Before Regional Sales Engineer
Engineer 5.1%
Internship 3.3%
Top Careers After Regional Sales Engineer
President 3.5%
Consultant 3.0%
Owner 2.8%

Do you work as a Regional Sales Engineer?

Average Yearly Salary
$83,000
Show Salaries
$62,000
Min 10%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BP America
Highest Paying City
Rocklin, CA
Highest Paying State
Virginia
Avg Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a Regional Sales Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Regional Sales Engineer in the United States is $84,037 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $63,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $112,000.

Real Regional Sales Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Sales Engineer Western Region S.I.T. Controls U.S.A., Inc. Irvine, CA Nov 21, 2016 $125,861
Regional Lead Sales Engineer Columbus Networks USA, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Sep 24, 2014 $122,250
Regionla Leade Sales Engineer Columbus Networks USA, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Sep 24, 2014 $122,250
Regional Lead Sales Engineer Columbus Networks USA, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Jun 17, 2015 $117,520
Regional Sales Engineer Nucor Steel Sales Corporation Florence, KY Oct 01, 2011 $98,301
Regional Sales Engineer Biopac Systems, Inc. Goleta, CA Mar 13, 2015 $96,720
Regional Sales Engineer Nucor Steel Sales Corporation Florence, KY Oct 01, 2011 $92,186
Regional Sales Engineer Amada Miyachi America, Inc. El Paso, TX Mar 16, 2016 $87,235
Regional Sales Engineer Quantronix Corporation Santa Clara, CA Mar 01, 2012 $85,129
Regional Sales Engineer Rapidform Inc. Newport Beach, CA Apr 01, 2012 $84,000
Regional Automation Sales Engineer R Stahl, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 01, 2010 $82,000
Regional Automation Sales Engineer R Stahl, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 15, 2010 $82,000
Regional Lead Sales Engineer Columbus Networks USA, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Sep 24, 2011 $80,500
Sheeter Regional Sales Engineer Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. Chicago, IL Jul 14, 2012 $72,000
Regional Sales Engineer Systech Solutions, Inc. Cranbury, NJ Sep 19, 2012 $70,000
Regional Sales Engineer Excel Technology, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA Apr 27, 2010 $70,000
Sales Engineer-Technology Solutions Eastern Region Altigen Communications, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Sep 11, 2012 $68,500
Regional Sales Engineer Nucor Corporation-Berkeley Florence, KY Oct 01, 2009 $67,850 -
$93,000
Regional Sales Engineer Biopac Systems, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Dec 01, 2012 $63,497
Sales Engineer-Technology Solutions Eastern Region Altigen Communications, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Sep 11, 2009 $61,485

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

Top Skills for A Regional Sales Engineer

  1. New Product Development
  2. Sales Territory
  3. OEM
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Resulted in improvements to new product development process and a 25% sales increase and market share increase in two years.
  • Promoted after two years from inside support to outside Sales Engineer with $2 million sales territory responsibilities.
  • Called on electrical and instrumentation factory reps, distributors/OEM's and all end-users/customers in oil and gas industry.
  • Relocated to Phoenix office as executive sales administrator to regional sales manager and staff of account executives and engineers.
  • Penetrate new accounts and support existing accounts with technology enhancements and creative sales solutions.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Regional Sales Engineers

  1. Virginia
  2. Utah
  3. Washington
  4. Colorado
  5. Texas
  6. Maryland
  7. Idaho
  8. California
  9. Nevada
  10. New York
  • (948 jobs)
  • (278 jobs)
  • (630 jobs)
  • (569 jobs)
  • (1,668 jobs)
  • (486 jobs)
  • (87 jobs)
  • (3,275 jobs)
  • (142 jobs)
  • (1,084 jobs)

Regional Sales Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

84.1%

Unknown

9.0%

Female

7.0%
Ethnicity

White

62.8%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

4.6%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

German

15.0%

Japanese

10.0%

Carrier

10.0%

Filipino

5.0%

Persian

5.0%

French

5.0%

Venetian

5.0%

Dakota

5.0%
Show More

Regional Sales Engineer Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

9.6%

Purdue University

8.7%

Pennsylvania State University

6.1%

University of Florida

6.1%

Louisiana Tech University

6.1%

Villanova University

5.2%

Ohio State University

5.2%

University of Phoenix

5.2%

Michigan Technological University

4.3%

Auburn University

4.3%

Webster University

4.3%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

4.3%

DePaul University

4.3%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.3%

University of Oklahoma

4.3%

East Carolina University

3.5%

Kansas State University

3.5%

University of Maine

3.5%

North Carolina State University

3.5%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

3.5%
Show More
Majors

Business

24.8%

Mechanical Engineering

13.5%

Electrical Engineering

10.9%

Civil Engineering

9.5%

Marketing

5.2%

Chemical Engineering

4.2%

Computer Science

3.4%

Management

3.0%

Industrial Engineering

2.8%

Finance

2.8%

Engineering

2.6%

Petroleum Engineering

2.2%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.2%

Industrial Technology

2.0%

Project Management

2.0%

Communication

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.8%

General Sales

1.8%

Chemistry

1.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.6%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

52.3%

Masters

20.3%

Other

15.4%

Associate

6.3%

Certificate

2.7%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.3%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Regional Sales Engineer Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Regional Sales Engineer Employers

Regional Sales Engineer Videos

Outside Regional Sales Engineer

Regional Sales Engineer - Power Products and Transformers

Outside Regional Sales Engineer

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content