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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 8036$42.47/hr$33.63/hr$36.81/hr$41.92/hr$48.46/hr$55.17/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$55.32/hr
Professional and Business Services110$57.46/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$41.56/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$55.84/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$44.91/hr-3.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$46.37/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$38.41/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$49.56/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$37.57/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$37.57/hr33.3%
Southwest Minnesota 50$44.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$45.32/hr10.7%
Southeast Minnesota 80$41.92/hr-2.4%
Southeast Balance of State 100$42.28/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 840$45.60/hr5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 890$45.35/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,060$44.66/hr7.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 5,830$35.24/hr4.4%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,300$69.10/hr8.4%
Sales Managers 10,700$59.21/hr6.1%

  • 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.