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Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary (United States)

Power Control Senior Application Engineers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $88K annually on average but can range from $65K to $133K per year. Total cash compensation to Power Control Senior Application Engineers bottoms out near $65K and approaches $133K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Power Control Senior Application Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary (?
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$64,157 - $122,296
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MEDIAN: $88,285
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Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salary (?
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$24.18 - $74.23
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,157 - $122,296  
   
Bonus
$0.93 - $19,158  
Profit Sharing
$721 - $14,681  
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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$65,315 - $133,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.18 - $74.23  
   
Overtime
$31.03 - $63.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.93 - $19,158  
   
Profit Sharing
$721 - $14,681  
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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$65,315 - $133,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $75K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $86K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $99K in this role. 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 $109K.

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Experience Affects Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salaries

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$93,000
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Skills That Affect Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salaries

Engineering Design
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$93,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 4%