Occupational Employment Statistics


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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 9029$38.24/hr$27.22/hr$29.50/hr$34.07/hr$43.61/hr$55.60/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities320$56.37/hr
Professional and Business Services110$49.82/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$53.61/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$40.30/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$39.91/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$52.83/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$40.89/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$41.83/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$47.39/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$44.09/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$33.64/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$42.34/hr-2.4%
Southeast Balance of State 90$41.41/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$44.60/hr10.7%
Northwest Minnesota 90$34.07/hr33.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,040$44.71/hr5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,090$44.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,280$43.65/hr7.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Computer Occupations, All Other 6,200$37.94/hr9.6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 5,450$38.19/hr4.4%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 24,660$32.24/hr7.9%

  • 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.