Power Control Senior Application Engineers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $96K annually, but may range from $70K to $139K per year. For the most part, Power Control Senior Application Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,502 - $130,877
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$70K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,653
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,502 - $130,877  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $22,846  
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
Commission
$19,774  
Total Pay (?
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$70,110 - $139,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$38.69  
   
Overtime
$42.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $22,846  
   
Commission
$19,774  
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
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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$70,110 - $139,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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 autodesk autocad, Engineering Design, Project Management, and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD. Those proficient in Engineering Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $94K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $93K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $101K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $107K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Application Engineer, Electrical / Power Control Salaries



National Average
$97,000

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

autodesk autocad
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National Average
$97,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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