Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Applications and Support Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $68K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Applications and Support Engineers generally range from $46K to $98K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Applications and Support Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. Applications and Support Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Applications and Support Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $79K.

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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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