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Sales, Engineering

by Larry Chiang on April 19, 2016

By Larry Chiang
No one wants to be known as a salesman when they’re an engineer.
So, that’s why sales engineers get a 30% pay increase over the best engineer. Because sales engineers have sales in the title and a set of skills that many educated engineers won’t learn, they get significantly extra pay.
Doing well at sales earns you a lot. Doing good engineering work, pays you a lot also. Finding a person who does both requires the employer to pay a premium.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
In #SiliconValley, the best engineers can sell cars better than your best car salesman who never finished high school.
Think about #cs183s

Elon Musk took a deposit down for a car that hasn’t been made yet. This makes him a pretty good salesman. Elon Musk landed a rocket vertically. This makes him a pretty legendary engineer.

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