Median pay for Applications and Support Engineers in the United States is around $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Applications and Support Engineers bottoms out near $48K and approaches $100K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (87 percent) of Applications and Support Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Work is enjoyable for Applications and Support Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,446 - $96,405
$48K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,738
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$19.83 - $38.79
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,446 - $96,405  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $10,227  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $8,909  
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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$48,232 - $99,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.83 - $38.79  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $55.66  
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
$1,003 - $10,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $8,909  
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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$48,232 - $99,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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 24 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL. Those familiar with Product Support also tend to 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.


Applications and Support Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $75K. Applications and Support Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $86K. Applications and Support Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $89K.

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Key Stats for Applications and Support Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%



National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 24%

UNIX
up arrow 9%

Java
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Python
up arrow 6%


Linux
up arrow 7%

JavaScript
up arrow 7%

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 9%


HTML
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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