Applications Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Applications Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $68K per year. In the world of Applications Engineers, final incomes generally run from $50K to $99K; this includes potential for up to $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few high performers earning commissions of $15K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,244 - $95,332
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$68K
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MEDIAN: $67,984
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$15.48 - $39.35
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$0$98K
Salary $50,244 - $95,332
Bonus $194.42 - $10,074
Profit Sharing $499.74 - $10,010
Commission $0.28 - $14,899
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$50,107 - $98,614
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,109
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $15.48 - $39.35
Overtime $17.82 - $50.60
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $194.42 - $10,074
Commission $0.28 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $499.74 - $10,010
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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$50,107 - $98,614
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

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Job Description for Applications Engineer

Applications engineers work in many different industries and create, implement and maintain computer applications and software tailored to an organization's or customer's needs. This can be done by either modifying current software or completely designing a new project. Application engineers' work environments are generally in an office setting with much of their time spent in front of a computer testing and writing software. They may also work with teams of other engineers that break apart a large task into smaller ones for easier manageability, and they will usually have a manager that they work under. The industries that employ application engineers range from healthcare and finance, to sales and marketing, so there are many types of career options for application engineers. Banks hire them to create online banking applications for their customers and mechanical industries can hire them to program large machines for production.

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Applications Engineer Tasks

  • Support in the design, development and modification of computer applications and programs.
  • Write technical specifications to design or redesign computer solutions.
  • Participate in overall systems testing.

Common Career Paths for Applications Engineer


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At the upper end, Applications Engineers who move into an Applications Engineering Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Applications Engineering Managers is a much higher $105K per year. The most common career progression for Applications Engineers leads to becoming a Mechanical Engineer, where pay is typically $64K. However, many Applications Engineers also opt to become Senior Applications Engineers, a position that pays $95K on average.

Applications Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Applications Engineer


Applications Engineers flock to Texas Instruments, Inc., National Instruments Corporation, Extron Electronics, General Electric (GE) Energy, and Flowserve Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Baker Hughes Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $100K. Texas Instruments, Inc., General Electric (GE) Energy, and Ametek, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Applications Engineers earning around $90K, $81K, or $75K at each firm, respectively.

77 percent lower than the top payer, Extron Electronics offers a median salary of just $56K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Autoliv Inc. ($60K), FLSmidth ($60K), and Schneider Electric Ltd ($62K).

Popular Skills for Applications Engineer


Applications Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Product Development, Sales Engineering, and Technical Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, autodesk autocad, and Computer Aided Design. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Applications Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 1,427 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 550 salaries. An experienced Applications Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 320 salaries. An Applications Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 138 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,280

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Applications Engineers, 42 percent higher than the national average. Applications Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Troy (+20 percent), Austin (+19 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Milwaukee and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

Applications Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Applications Engineer?

Applications Engineer in Buffalo:
"Life of a Mechanical/Applications Engineer."
Pros: I get to apply what I learned about engineering during my academic terms in college. The flexibility, room for creativity and tremendous amount of support from upper management really boosts my job satisfaction at Sherex.
Cons: The salary is good, but not great. With my skillsets and experience, along with the average wagescale of Buffalo, my salary may be just below the minimum entry-level pay for Mechanical Engineers. A steady pay raise over the next few years may neutralize that concern.

Applications Engineer in Troy:
"It is okay."
Pros: Good customers, interesting work.
Cons: Lots of travel on short notice.

Applications Engineer in Appleton:
Pros: Flexible work schedule, a lot of growth opportunities, good benefits.
Cons: Stressful. Constantly working on multiple projects and not being able to be fully dedicated to one project. Need to do a better job at hiring process and also reviewing who shouldn't be at a senior Application Engineer level. It's concerning when working with someone at a senior level who has no understanding of technical terms or architectural standards. Also concerning that they are making design decisions.

Applications Engineer in Miami:
"Underdog."
Pros: Having the title of an application engineer states that you're the underdog in the office. It's an extremely stress full job. Yet, it grows on you, because part of it; is dedicating time to educate and help out individual once you do so, the since of accomplishment out ways the stress level. (At times!)
Cons: Extremely stressful and mental dedicated job.

Applications Engineer in Fresno:
Pros: I contribute to the team on a daily basis. Am I exposed to many different activities.
Cons: I have to multitask and move quickly between projects.

Applications Engineer in Alexandria:
"Testing software, creating test steps, agile runs."
Pros: People, atmosphere, commute, flexibility in work schedule.
Cons: Cultural differences, work space,

Applications Engineer in Elgin:
Pros: Work environment, variety, challenge.
Cons: Travel.

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Key Stats for Applications Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 345 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Applications Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲24%

▲9%

National Average
$69,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Applications Engineer Salaries

C++
▲4%





National Average
$69,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼2%





▼7%




▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 345 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 6%
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