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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

41-9031 Sales Engineers



Sell business goods or services, the selling of which requires a technical background equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in engineering. Excludes "Engineers" (17-2011 through 17-2199) whose primary function is not marketing or sales.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 407$53.13/hr$36.14/hr$42.96/hr$49.89/hr$57.34/hr$77.11/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing190$41.16/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities460$46.94/hr
Information120$63.67/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services160$64.23/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -10-
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$58.22/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$36.87/hr9.7%
Southwest Balance of State 20$49.21/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$39.04/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30N/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$49.89/hr2.9%
Northwest Balance of State 40$49.86/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$50.31/hr9.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 710$49.67/hr2.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 770$49.70/hrN/A
Minnesota 970$52.45/hrN/A


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,020$82.67/hr3.6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 5,950$47.41/hr3.5%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,450$83.28/hr8.3%


  • Document account activities, generate reports, and keep records of business transactions with customers and suppliers.
  • Recommend improved materials or machinery to customers, documenting how such changes will lower costs or increase production.
  • Identify resale opportunities and support them to achieve sales plans.
  • Provide technical and non-technical support and services to clients or other staff members regarding the use, operation, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Provide information needed for the development of custom-made machinery.
  • Visit prospective buyers at commercial, industrial, or other establishments to show samples or catalogs, and to inform them about product pricing, availability, and advantages.
  • Research and identify potential customers for products or services.
  • Keep informed on industry news and trends, products, services, competitors, relevant information about legacy, existing, and emerging technologies, and the latest product-line developments.
  • Arrange for demonstrations or trial installations of equipment.
  • Confer with customers and engineers to assess equipment needs and to determine system requirements.