Median pay for Applications and Support Engineers in the United States is around $70K annually. Final cash compensation to Applications and Support Engineers varies from around $48K to approximately $98K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $9K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men account for the majority of Applications and Support Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of Applications and Support Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$48,602 - $94,906
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$49K
$70K
$95K
MEDIAN: $69,658
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$19.80 - $38.94
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$20
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,602 - $94,906  
   
Bonus
$979 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $8,877  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$48,491 - $98,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $38.94  
   
Overtime
$20.95 - $55.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $10,067  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$596 - $8,877  
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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$48,491 - $98,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML, Microsoft SQL Server, and JavaScript. Those proficient in Product Support are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


For Applications and Support Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $65K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $75K. Applications and Support Engineers bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $88K.

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Experience Affects Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%



National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Applications and Support Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 23%

UNIX
up arrow 8%

Java
0%

National Average
$70,000

Linux
up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 6%


SQL
up arrow 7%

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%


HTML
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 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
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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