An average Manufacturing Applications Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $75K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men make up the vast majority of Manufacturing Applications Engineers (82 percent) who took the survey. The majority of Manufacturing Applications Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,548 - $90,642
MEDIAN: $75,375

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$56,548 - $90,642  
$100.67 - $8,940  
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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).
$54,937 - $95,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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.


Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Tasks

  • 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.
  • Monitor and communicate technical trends to customer.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Applications Engineer, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Applications Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Project Management, Microsoft Office, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD. Most people familiar with 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.

The average beginner in this position makes around $68K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. For Manufacturing Applications Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $82K.

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Experience Affects Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

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Skills That Affect Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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autodesk autocad
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National Average

Lean Manufacturing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


18 %
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits