Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Pay for Manufacturing Applications Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. In the world of Manufacturing Applications Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $49K and $92K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $5K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Applications Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Manufacturing Applications Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent.

$48,457 - $88,851
MEDIAN: $70,146

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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.
$48,457 - $88,851  
$4.92 - $8,816  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,034  
$0.00 - $8,139  
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).
$48,723 - $91,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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 Applications Engineer, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Applications Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.

For Manufacturing Applications Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $64K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. Manufacturing Applications Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $79K on average.

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Experience Affects Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

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Skills That Affect Applications Engineer, Manufacturing 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 42 votes.


12 %
88 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%