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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
Southwest Minnesota 306$48.15/hr$29.10/hr$35.99/hr$51.29/hr$54.20/hr$69.35/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities330$53.75/hr
Professional and Business Services110$53.75/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 10$51.22/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$49.63/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$53.45/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$42.08/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$40.38/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$41.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$40.52/hr2.9%
Southeast Minnesota 30$49.78/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$51.29/hr9.7%
Central Minnesota 40$44.73/hr9.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 720$51.86/hr2.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 760$51.86/hrN/A
Minnesota 890$51.71/hr3.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,120$78.24/hr3.6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4,990$51.38/hr3.5%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 9,330$76.82/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.