The average pay for an Applications Engineer is $64,284 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Applications Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,791 - $91,081
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MEDIAN: $64,284
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Applications Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.98 - $37.95
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,791 - $91,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,215  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $8,365  
Commission
$493.16 - $20,273  
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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$47,684 - $97,087  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $37.95  
   
Overtime
$21.59 - $44.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,215  
   
Commission
$493.16 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $8,365  
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).
)
$47,684 - $97,087  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,607
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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
  • Participate in overall systems testing.
  • Write technical specifications to design or redesign computer solutions.
  • Support in the design, development and modification of computer applications and programs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Applications Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$66,000
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Experience Affects Applications Engineer Salaries

National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Applications Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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National Average
$66,000
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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