Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary

Power Control Senior Application Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than two-thirds of Power Control Senior Application Engineers. Salaries average out to around $91K per year and spread from $69K to $133K per year. Final cash compensation to Power Control Senior Application Engineers varies from around $69K to approximately $133K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $15K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Power Control Senior Application Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,496 - $123,243
(Median)
$67K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,813
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$25.44 - $51.44
(Median)
$25
$42
$51
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,496 - $123,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,907  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $15,319  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$69,145 - $133,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.44 - $51.44  
   
Overtime
$36.29 - $63.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,907  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $15,319  
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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$69,145 - $133,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also 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.


For Power Control Senior Application Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $79K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $91K. For Power Control Senior Application Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $106K.

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Experience Affects Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salaries



National Average
$96,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$96,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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