Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Applications Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $71K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Applications Engineers bottoms out near $51K and approaches $93K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Manufacturing Applications Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,256 - $89,763
MEDIAN: $71,153

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$50,256 - $89,763  
$9.86 - $9,143  
Profit Sharing
$497.49 - $3,056  
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).
$50,853 - $93,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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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 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $67K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $76K. Manufacturing Applications Engineers see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $85K.

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Experience Affects Applications Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

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National Average

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 36 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: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 3%