An Applications Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $71,276 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management and Sales Engineering. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$50,806 - $92,467
MEDIAN: $71,276

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$50,868 - $98,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
1,149,686 (50.0%)
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...

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Experience Affects Applications Engineer Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Applications Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Sales Engineering
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Technical Sales
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Product Development
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Production Support
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average

Microsoft Word
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Software Development
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autodesk autocad
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Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


7 %
93 %

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: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%