Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

The average Manufacturing Applications Engineer in the United States earns approximately $70K annually. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Applications Engineers — including $9K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $49K to $92K depending on individual performance. Career length 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. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Manufacturing Applications Engineers are male.

$48,805 - $88,825
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$89K
MEDIAN: $70,359
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90%

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$13.09 - $26.82
(Median)
$13
$22
$27
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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
$48,805 - $88,825  
   
Bonus
$4.92 - $8,816  
Profit Sharing
$499.17 - $5,017  
Commission
$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).
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$49,096 - $91,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $26.82  
   
Overtime
$19.08 - $41.46  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$4.92 - $8,816  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$499.17 - $5,017  
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).
)
$49,096 - $91,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Engineer, Manufacturing

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


Manufacturing Applications Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $63K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $75K. For Manufacturing Applications Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. As Manufacturing Applications Engineers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $80K.

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Experience Affects Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%



National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 4%

Lean Manufacturing
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Project Management
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
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National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 4%
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