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Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Earnings for Applications and Support Engineers in the United States come in at around $66K annually on average. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $44K and hits $96K on the high end. Experience level 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. Most Applications and Support Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,874 - $94,093
(Median)
$46K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,286
10%
50%
90%

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$15.38 - $37.16
(Median)
$15
$19
$37
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,874 - $94,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,954  
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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$44,305 - $95,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $37.16  
   
Overtime
$20.84 - $48.75  
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 - $9,954  
   
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).
)
$44,305 - $95,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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, facility with Java, UNIX, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. 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 $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 26%

UNIX
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

National Average
$67,000

Product Support
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%