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Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Median pay for Applications and Support Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $45K and hits $98K on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more male Applications and Support Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Applications and Support Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$46,145 - $95,463
(Median)
$46K
$67K
$95K
MEDIAN: $67,145
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90%

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$15.32 - $38.34
(Median)
$15
$20
$38
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$46,145 - $95,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,947  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,067  
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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$44,705 - $97,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 380
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $38.34  
   
Overtime
$21.05 - $46.37  
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 - $9,947  
   
Commission
$1,977 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,067  
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).
)
$44,705 - $97,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Java, UNIX, Linux, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Support and Engineering Design. For most people, competency in Product Support indicates knowledge of 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 $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. Applications and Support Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $81K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $75K.

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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 11%

Linux
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$68,000

Product Support
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
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: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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