Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Applications Engineers with SolidWorks skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $58K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $67K. On average, Applications Engineers with SolidWorks skills make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $87K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.