Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Applications and Support Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $69K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of Applications and Support Engineers generally range from $45K to $97K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Applications and Support Engineers are male.

$46,733 - $95,310

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$15.51 - $38.51

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,733 - $95,310  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $10,155  
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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$44,808 - $96,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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 (?
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 - $9,814  
   
Commission
$1,977 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $10,155  
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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$44,808 - $96,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Java, Linux, UNIX, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Engineering Design and Product Support. 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Applications and Support Engineers make a median salary of $82K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $75K.

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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 19%

Linux
up arrow 9%

UNIX
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 4%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Product Support
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 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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