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Applications and Support Engineer Salary

An average Applications and Support Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $67K per year. Overall incomes of Applications and Support Engineers generally bottom out at around $45K and peak near $98K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. 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. The majority of Applications and Support Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Applications and Support Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$46,124 - $95,536
(Median)
$46K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $67,367
10%
50%
90%

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$15.32 - $38.34
(Median)
$15
$20
$38
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,124 - $95,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,940  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,119  
Commission
$1,977 - $10,000  
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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$44,688 - $97,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $38.34  
   
Overtime
$21.20 - $45.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,940  
   
Commission
$1,977 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,119  
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).
)
$44,688 - $97,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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


Applications and Support Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Java, UNIX, Linux, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Engineering Design and Product Support. Those proficient in Product Support are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. Applications and Support Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $75K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 10%


National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 15%

UNIX
up arrow 10%

Linux
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 4%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Product Support
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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