For Mid-Career Applications Engineers, the fattest paychecks can be found in the Golden State; the three highest-paying cities in the field are San Jose, San Francisco, and San Diego. Overall incomes of Mid-Career Applications Engineers generally bottom out at around $53K and peak near $102K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,944 - $98,872
(Median)
$53K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,736
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$20.00 - $41.25
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$20
$27
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,944 - $98,872  
   
Bonus
$491.05 - $9,908  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $9,892  
Commission
$5,120  
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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$53,346 - $102,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$491.05 - $9,908  
   
Commission
$5,120  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $9,892  
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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$53,346 - $102,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,695

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Mid-Career Applications Engineers earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, San Jose, San Francisco, and San Diego have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. Location significantly influences compensation, with Indianapolis Mid-Career Applications Engineers earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Milwaukee (9 percent lower) and Troy (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Applications Engineer Salaries

Sales Engineering
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Product Development
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Technical Sales
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Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$75,000

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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AutoCAD
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Production Support
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Word
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autodesk autocad
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SolidWorks
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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