Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Applications Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $71K annually on average. Pay ranges from $50K on the low end to $92K per year on the high end. In the world of Manufacturing Applications Engineers, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $92K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Manufacturing Applications Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Manufacturing Applications Engineers are male.

$49,585 - $89,450
MEDIAN: $70,531

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$49,585 - $89,450  
$9.79 - $8,908  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $3,048  
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).
$50,000 - $92,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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

  • 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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $75K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $77K. As Manufacturing Applications Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $82K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Lean Manufacturing
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Project Management
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National Average

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


13 %
87 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 3%