Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Applications and Support Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $68K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Applications and Support Engineers range from $48K on the low end to $99K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $9K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Applications and Support Engineers. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Applications and Support Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,767 - $96,149
$49K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $67,759
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$19.82 - $38.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,767 - $96,149  
   
Bonus
$974 - $10,119  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $8,940  
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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$48,374 - $98,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.82 - $38.38  
   
Overtime
$23.49 - $55.95  
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
$974 - $10,119  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $8,940  
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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$48,374 - $98,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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

  • Monitor the day to day performance of computers and computer systems.
  • Enter commands and verify proper system operation through observation to detect errors.
  • Field questions pertaining to user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware and then present solutions.

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Popular Skills for Applications and Support Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Matlab and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Microsoft SQL Server, and Java. Those educated in Product Support tend to be well versed in Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Applications and Support Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Applications and Support Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Applications and Support Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 141 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Applications and Support Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Applications and Support Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 55 salaries. An Applications and Support Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Applications and Support Engineer

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲31%

▲11%

National Average
$68,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▲27%

UNIX
▲12%

National Average
$68,000

Python
▼3%


Engineering Design
▼4%

SQL
▼5%

▼5%

JavaScript
▼5%

Java
▼13%


HTML
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%
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