Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary

Power Control Senior Application Engineers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $92K annually, but may range from $67K to $133K per year. Cash earnings for Power Control Senior Application Engineers — including $19K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $67K to $133K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$65,881 - $123,852
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MEDIAN: $91,832
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$65,881 - $123,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,407  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$66,834 - $133,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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Hourly Rate
$23.80 - $61.00  
   
Overtime
$36.66 - $70.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,407  
   
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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$66,834 - $133,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Power Control Senior Application Engineers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Engineering Design, Project Management, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled 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.


For many Power Control Senior Application Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $78K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $102K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $107K.

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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

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

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$98,000

Project Management
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AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 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: 67% employee benefits None: 4%
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