Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for sales engineers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 37,435 sales engineers currently employed in the United States.
  • 9.9% of all sales engineers are women, while 90.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed sales engineer is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of sales engineers is White (76.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8.0%), Asian (7.1%) and Unknown (6.2%).
  • Sales engineers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The technology industry is the highest-paying for sales engineers.
  • Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $124,348, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • 7% of all sales engineers are LGBT.
  • District of Columbia is the best state for sales engineers to live.
  • Sales engineers are 55% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Sales Engineer Statistics By Gender

9.9% of sales engineers are women and 90.1% of sales engineers are men.

  • Male, 90.1%
  • Female, 9.9%

Sales Engineers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male90.1%
Female9.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Sales Engineer

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$93,273
female-income
Female Income
$88,487

Sales Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the sales engineer position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Sales Engineer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201090.91%9.09%
201184.56%15.44%
201290.92%9.08%
201388.51%11.49%
201489.03%10.97%
201590.36%9.64%
201689.75%10.25%
201787.01%12.99%
201887.14%12.86%
201985.35%14.65%
202084.13%15.87%
202190.14%9.86%

Sales Engineer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior field applications engineer and senior systems sales engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Wedding Consultant7%93%
Escrow Closer10%90%
Promotional Model11%89%
Sales Engineer90%10%
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer94%6%
Senior Systems Sales Engineer95%5%
Senior Field Applications Engineer96%4%

Sales Engineer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among sales engineers is White, which makes up 76.8% of all sales engineers. Comparatively, there are 8.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 76.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.0%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Unknown, 6.2%
  • Black or African American, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Sales Engineer Race

Sales Engineer RacePercentages
White76.8%
Hispanic or Latino8.0%
Asian7.1%
Unknown6.2%
Black or African American1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.2%

Sales Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among sales engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Sales Engineer Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201083.36%2.29%6.16%6.70%
201183.15%1.12%6.58%7.74%
201282.78%2.37%6.75%6.34%
201380.62%1.31%9.21%7.35%
201478.61%2.59%9.66%7.31%
201578.63%2.78%8.38%7.92%
201682.41%2.01%7.28%6.85%
201779.58%2.61%4.76%10.52%
201878.10%2.06%7.20%8.81%
201979.67%2.11%7.10%8.68%
202079.47%1.41%5.77%9.96%
202176.77%1.66%7.07%7.99%

Sales Engineer Wage Gap By Race

White sales engineers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american sales engineers have the lowest average salary at $87,447.
$98,000
$96,000
$94,000
$92,000
$90,000
$88,000
$86,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$94,861
White$96,555
Black or African American$87,447
Asian$95,524
Hispanic or Latino$92,272

Average Age of a Sales Engineer

We determined the average age of sales engineers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Sales Engineer Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown37
White4535.5
Asian44
Hispanic or Latino43.5

Sales Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of sales engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of sales engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 61% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Sales Engineer Age

Sales Engineer YearsPercentages
40+ years61%
30-40 years31%
20-30 years8%

Types of Sales Engineer Degree Levels

The most common degree for sales engineers is bachelor's degree 74% of sales engineers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 12% and rounding it off is master's degree with 9%.

  • Bachelors, 74%
  • Associate, 12%
  • Masters, 9%
  • High School Diploma, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Sales Engineers By Education

Sales Engineer DegreePercentages
Bachelors74%
Associate12%
Masters9%
High School Diploma1%
Other Degrees4%

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Sales Engineer Wage Gap By Education

Sales engineers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $105,849 annually. With a Doctorate degree, sales engineers earn a median annual income of $101,864 compared to $101,864 for sales engineers with an Bachelors degree.
$111,000
$106,000
$101,000
$96,000
$91,000
$86,000
$81,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$85,752
Master's Degree$105,849
Bachelor's Degree$101,864
Doctorate Degree$101,864
Some College/ Associate Degree$88,710

Sales Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where sales engineers work. We found most sales engineers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most sales engineers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire sales engineers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Sales Engineer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees3%
50 - 100 employees12%
100 - 500 employees17%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees32%
> 10,000 employees30%

The Types Of Companies Sales Engineer Work In

Employees with the sales engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most sales engineers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Sales Engineer Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education1%
Public43%
Private55%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Sales Engineers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ sales engineers. Those industries include technology, manufacturing and telecommunication.

Technology

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Telecommunication

Professional

Sales Engineer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Sales Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of sales engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Sales Engineer Unemployment Rate By Year

YearSales Engineer Unemployment Rate
20104.76%
20116.47%
20123.00%
20131.40%
20143.06%
20151.96%
20160.53%
20172.50%
20181.70%
20191.75%
20202.80%
20212.19%

The Average Number of Years That Sales Engineer Stay in a Job

By looking over 16,455 sales engineers resumes, we figured out that the average sales engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Sales Engineer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year12%
1-2 years40%
3-4 years19%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years5%
11+ years8%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Sales Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to sales engineers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Sales Engineer6.51%-
Party Plan Sales Agent6.75%27,729
Newspaper Vendor7.95%397
Store Shopper8.25%418,727
Telephone Sales Representative11.06%214,765
Associate Realtor12.76%7,620

Sales Engineer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Party Plan Sales Agent6.75%27,729
Newspaper Vendor7.95%397
Store Shopper8.25%418,727
Telephone Sales Representative11.06%214,765
Associate Realtor12.76%7,620

Foreign Languages Spoken By Sales Engineers

The most common foreign language among sales engineers is Spanish at 36.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.7% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 7.4%.

  • Spanish, 36.6%
  • French, 7.7%
  • Portuguese, 7.4%
  • German, 7.2%
  • Chinese, 6.9%
  • Other, 34.2%

Sales Engineer Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish36.6%
French7.7%
Portuguese7.4%
German7.2%
Chinese6.9%
Other34.2%

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Sales Engineer Heatmaps

Where Do Sales Engineers Earn The Most?

Sales engineers earn the most in Virginia, where the average sales engineer salary is $110,699. The map here shows where sales engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Sales Engineers?

By looking through more than 16,455 resumes, we found that the most popular places for sales engineers are Houston, TX and New York, NY.

Number of Sales Engineers

Number Of Sales Engineer Jobs By State

Where Are Sales Engineers In High Demand?

Sales engineers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 89 job openings for sales engineers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country sales engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Sales Engineer Demographics FAQs

How Many Sales Engineer Are There In The Us?

There are over 37,435 Sales Engineers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Sales Engineers Are Black?

1.7% of Sales Engineers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Sales Engineers?

Most a are White, with 76.8% of Sales Engineers belonging to this ethnicity. 8.0% of Sales Engineers are Hispanic or Latino, 7.1% of Sales Engineers are Asian, 6.2% of Sales Engineers are Unknown, 1.7% of Sales Engineers are Black or African American, and 0.2% of Sales Engineers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Sales Engineer Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Sales Engineer jobs are male - dominated. 90% of Sales Engineers are male, and 9% are female, so there are more male Sales Engineers than female Sales Engineers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Sales Engineer?

The average Sales Engineer is 44 years old. 61% of Sales Engineers are 40+ years old or older, 31% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 8% are between 20-30 years old

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