Sales Engineers

7.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
34%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$103,710
or $49.86 hourly
VOLUME
59,550
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 34% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Sales Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 5.7% by 2031
'Sales Engineers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Sales Engineers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Sales Engineers' was $103,710, or $49.86 hourly
'Sales Engineers' are paid 126.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as sales engineers?

As of 2021 there were 59,550 people employed as Sales Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Sales Engineers.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 41-9031.00

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Comments

Apryde (No chance) says
I've been doing this for more than 20 years and there are too many variables to have an AI do this.
Jun 21, 2021 at 02:25 PM
Joseph Traynor says
Yes, a Sales Engineer needs to know more about technical requirements and often performs complex and intuitive tasks but With AI I can see a Sales Engineer Manager with a few AI Sales Engineers doing some virtual problem-solving. To be honest I would welcome an AI doing the repetitive parts of my Job and allow me to focus on the Human Intuitive part.
Oct 21, 2019 at 10:04 PM
AHMAD UMAR (Small chance) says
Its a very customized job category with very little repetitious actions.
Aug 18, 2019 at 08:27 AM

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