Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Median pay for Applications and Support Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $68K annually. Overall cash earnings of Applications and Support Engineers stretch from $45K near the bottom to $98K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Applications and Support Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Applications and Support Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance.

$46,176 - $96,156
(Median)
$46K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,496
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$15.51 - $38.51
(Median)
$16
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,176 - $96,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,881  
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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$44,748 - $98,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $38.51  
   
Overtime
$20.84 - $48.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,881  
   
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).
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$44,748 - $98,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Linux, UNIX, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Engineering Design and Product Support. 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. Applications and Support Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $82K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Applications and Support Engineers report making only $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 13%

UNIX
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 9%

SQL
up arrow 4%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%


Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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