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Applications Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Applications Engineer is $65,454 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Software Development and Matlab. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Applications Engineer Salary (?
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$48,187 - $92,383
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MEDIAN: $65,453
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Applications Engineer Salary (?
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$15.35 - $37.60
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,187 - $92,383  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,157  
Profit Sharing
$829 - $8,095  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,514  
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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$48,022 - $97,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,482
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $37.60  
   
Overtime
$21.06 - $44.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,157  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,514  
Profit Sharing
$829 - $8,095  
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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$48,022 - $97,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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.

Common Career Paths for Applications Engineer

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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

Seattle
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San Diego
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Boston
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Charlotte
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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National Average
$67,000
Austin
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Phoenix
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Minneapolis
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Denver
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Milwaukee
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Applications Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as an Applications Engineer?
Applications Engineer in Houston:
"Regular Nine To Five."
Pros: I like being able to come home at the same time everyday.
Cons: High stress job where small errors add up quick.
Applications Engineer in Rochester:
"New To Applications Engineering."
Pros: The job is very easy going and the pace usually depended on you. There is a decent amount of travel in this job if you like to do so.
Cons: The pay is not great at first. It's not what you would expect after owing so much in loans after 4-5 years of college.

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Experience Affects Applications Engineer Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Applications Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Sales Engineering
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Technical Sales
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Engineering Design
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Production Support
0%
National Average
$67,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 674 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%