Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary

Power Control Senior Application Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Power Control Senior Application Engineers. Pay fluctuates from $68K to $133K per year, but expected earnings average $92K per year. Cash earnings for Power Control Senior Application Engineers — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $68K to approximately $133K. Most Power Control Senior Application Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$67,309 - $123,371
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$67K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,198
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$23.80 - $61.00
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$61
MEDIAN: $41.00
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Salary
$67,309 - $123,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,453  
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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$68,032 - $132,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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Hourly Rate
$23.80 - $61.00  
   
Overtime
$36.58 - $71.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,453  
   
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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$68,032 - $132,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $78K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $91K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $102K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $106K.

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Experience Affects Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salaries



National Average
$98,000


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

Engineering Design
0%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
0%

National Average
$98,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 4%
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