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Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary

With just below two-thirds of Power Control Senior Application Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Power Control Senior Application Engineers is $89K per year and can range from $66K on the lower end to $132K per year near the higher end. In the world of Power Control Senior Application Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $66K and $132K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $19K and $15K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Power Control Senior Application Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$64,422 - $122,618
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$64K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,101
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$22.98 - $69.26
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$23
$41
$69
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$64,422 - $122,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,950  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$65,547 - $132,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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Hourly Rate
$22.98 - $69.26  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $70.52  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $15,000  
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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$65,547 - $132,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control

Large companies, especially those engaged in manufacturing of electrical goods and appliances, typically have at least one electrical/power control senior application engineer working for them. This specialized engineer is tasked with assessing the electrical power needs of future products. They find the most cost-efficient means of powering various applications in development, and then assess their efficacy with quality assurance and control managers.

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Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Tasks

  • Ensure that electrical loading and sizing parameters are accurately defined.
  • Utilize computer-aided design (CAD) to design layouts from concept to execution.
  • Perform calculations for sizing of circuit breakers, wires, and disconnects.
  • Prepare and conduct presentations and develop production schedules for power generation systems.

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Popular Skills for Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control


Power Control Senior Application Engineers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Engineering Design, Project Management, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Power Control Senior Application Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $77K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $100K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $109K.

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Experience Affects Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salaries



National Average
$96,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$96,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%
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