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Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Power Control Senior Application Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $67K to $133K per year and averages out to $90K per year. In the world of Power Control Senior Application Engineers, overall income ranges from $67K near the bottom to $133K at the top; this can include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Power Control Senior Application Engineers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,567 - $123,054
(Median)
$66K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,991
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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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,567 - $123,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,205  
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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$66,941 - $132,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.98 - $69.26  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $70.52  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,205  
   
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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$66,941 - $132,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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


Survey takers who work as Power Control Senior Application Engineers typically report just a few professional 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 seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $77K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $89K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $100K. Power Control Senior Application 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 $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 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 3%
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