Applications and Support Engineer Salary

Pay for Applications and Support Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $70K per year. Cash earnings for Applications and Support Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $101K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men make up the vast majority of Applications and Support Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey. For the most part, Applications and Support Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,446 - $97,452
$48K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,721
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90%

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$20.13 - $39.29
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MEDIAN: $24.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,446 - $97,452  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $10,247  
Profit Sharing
$489.00 - $9,000  
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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$48,394 - $100,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $39.29  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $56.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,021 - $10,247  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.00 - $9,000  
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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$48,394 - $100,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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


Applications and Support Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Matlab and UNIX are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HTML, Microsoft SQL Server, and Java. It is often found that people who know Product Support are also skilled 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
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲27%

▲7%

National Average
$70,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▲23%

UNIX
▲8%

National Average
$70,000

Python
▼6%


Engineering Design
▼7%

SQL
▼8%

▼8%

JavaScript
▼8%

Java
▼15%


HTML
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 5%