Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Average Applications and Support Engineers in the United States make around $68K per year. Total cash compensation to Applications and Support Engineers ranges from $46K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Applications and Support Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Applications and Support Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$46,715 - $95,848
(Median)
$47K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,196
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$15.56 - $38.61
(Median)
$16
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,715 - $95,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,954  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $9,983  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$45,578 - $98,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 394
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $38.61  
   
Overtime
$21.05 - $54.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,954  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $9,983  
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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$45,578 - $98,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Applications and Support Engineer

An applications support engineer works with other members of an organization to ensure a satisfactory end-user experience for individuals using proprietary software.

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Applications and Support Engineer Tasks

  • Field questions pertaining to user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware and then present solutions.
  • Enter commands and verify proper system operation through observation to detect errors.
  • Monitor the day to day performance of computers and computer systems.

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Popular Skills for Applications and Support Engineer


Survey results suggest that Applications and Support Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Matlab, Java, and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 19 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like JavaScript, Product Support, and Microsoft SQL Server. Most people who know Product Support also know Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications and Support Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. Applications and Support Engineers see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $79K on average.

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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 26%

Java
up arrow 19%

UNIX
up arrow 8%

Linux
up arrow 3%

SQL
0%

National Average
$69,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%



JavaScript
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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