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Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Average Manufacturing Applications Engineers in the United States make around $69K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $49K and $91K per year. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Applications Engineers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $91K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Manufacturing Applications Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,669 - $88,274
(Median)
$49K
$69K
$88K
MEDIAN: $69,457
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50%
90%

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$13.18 - $28.60
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,669 - $88,274  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $8,957  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,650 - $91,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $28.60  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $41.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$204.26 - $8,957  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,750  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$48,650 - $91,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Applications Engineer, Manufacturing

Application engineers in the manufacturing field, also known as manufacturing applications engineers, take care of engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically-functioning equipment. They are a part of the more well-known job category of mechanical engineers.

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Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Tasks

  • Ensure that concept, development and manufacturing process follows customer requirements and standards.
  • Coordinate project implementation to ensure collaboration between sales, manufacturing and client throughout process.
  • Monitor and communicate technical trends to customer.
  • Collaborate with clients pre and post-sales to provide in-depth technical support for products.
  • Perform engineering duties in developing prototypes, product development, supply chain development and process development.

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Popular Skills for Applications Engineer, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Applications Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, SolidWorks, Project Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Engineer, Manufacturing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. Manufacturing Applications Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%



National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 3%

National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 5%